The Xbox Series S will play Xbox One S games but not One X titles, here’s why | Gaming News

The Xbox Series S will play Xbox One S games but not One X titles, here’s why

Although most Xbox One games will run on Series S at 1080p or lower and may also take advantage of features like faster SSD, titles with Xbox One X enhancements like high-resolution, won’t run on Xbox Series S.

By: HT TECH
| Updated on: Aug 20 2022, 23:01 IST
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Xbox just recently revealed its Xbox Series S gaming console. It is not as powerful as the Serie X and is meant for gamers who are tight on budget and are buying a console for the first time. However, there are also many who might be upgrading from the its predecessor, Xbox One S or the Xbox One X. If you are coming from these two and are hoping to run the same titles on Series S considering it has a backward compatibility, there might be a bit of a disappointment for some of you. As it turns out, the Series S console is backward compatible but only for Xbox One S games. This means, Xbox One X titles won't run on it.

“Xbox Series S was designed to be the most affordable next-generation console and play next-generation games at 1440p at 60fps,” Microsoft confirmed to VGC website. “To deliver the highest quality backwards compatible experience consistent with the developer's original intent, the Xbox Series S runs the Xbox One S version of backward compatible games while applying improved texture filtering, higher and more consistent frame rates, faster load times and Auto HDR.”

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What this essentially means is that although most Xbox One games will run on Series S at 1080p or lower and may also take advantage of features like faster SSD, titles with Xbox One X enhancements like high-resolution, won't run on Xbox Series S. This happens because the One X was meant to run games at up to 4K resolution, which was achieved using powerful GPU. Series S has good CPU and SSD but not as capable GPU.

The Series X is priced at Rs 49,990 while the Series S costs 34,990 in India. The launch date is November 10 and the pre-order begins from September 22.

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First Published Date: 15 Sep, 13:02 IST
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