On Xbox, it will be possible to suspend a game to speed up downloads.
Those who are subscribed to the Xbox Insider program may have received in the past few hours a new update on their Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S. But what are the main news of this update?
Well, Eden Marie, engineering lead at Xbox, announced on her Twitter profile that a “Suspend” feature has been introduced. This system allows players to manually pause a game they are not playing to increase the download speed.
Marie’s tweet appears to confirm that the hibernation works correctly on Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S. “Suspend in the queue will let you download at full speed while making sure your game remains resumable (or quick resume-able on Series X|S). New banners in the Full Library will take you to more useful categories,” Marie said.
Hey Xbox Insiders! Did you notice these changes rolling out now? Suspend in the queue will let you download at full speed while making sure your game remains resumable (or quick resume-able on Series X|S). New banners in the Full Library will take you to more useful categories! pic.twitter.com/L49winRpM0
— Eden Marie (@neonepiphany) March 16, 2021
The new function, therefore, allows you to manually suspend the status of a game in order to allow the internet band to download any updates or new games in the download queue at maximum power. Until now, players who wanted to speed up their downloads had to completely quit the game.
For the time being, as we mentioned previously, this new function is not available to all Xbox players, as only the Insider of the Skip Ahead program have access to it. It is still too early to get information about when it will reach the rest of the users in a generalized way, but if it follows the path marked by the latest updates it may be sooner rather than later.
It remains to be seen how this new system will affect Xbox Series X/S games that don’t support Quick Resume.