If you own an Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S, pay attention to upcoming updates – the boot time will soon be decreased, as confirmed by Josh Munsee, Xbox marketing head. Check out all the details about the update below.
Xbox Series X/S Boot Time Reduced By 5 Seconds
A new update for Xbox Series X and Series S is currently being tested by some lucky members of the Insider program: among the various innovations proposed there is one particularly useful that will allow players to start the console even more quickly.
After some initial suspicions from users, the Microsoft home teams have in fact confirmed that they have made the start-up animation of the Xbox Series X and Series S much faster, even halving the bootup time.
In other words, the latest version of the Xbox Insider tests of the Xbox dashboard reduces the startup time of the two consoles by about five seconds, this is because Microsoft has created a shorter startup animation than what is currently present.
The first changes were noted by Xbox testers, and Josh Munsee, head of Xbox marketing, who confirmed the changes. “Can confirm – worked with @harrisonhoffman and @jakerose27 to create a shorter boot up animation (~4s) from the original boot-up animation (~9s), helping to reduce the overall startup time,” he said.
— Josh Munsee (@joshmunsee) July 23, 2022
You will only notice this reduction in startup times if you are using the console in Power Saving mode and not on standby. The former, while it doesn’t completely shut down the Xbox Series X/S and doesn’t allow you to play immediately, is environmentally friendly and highly recommended by Microsoft itself. In this way, the loading takes 15 seconds and no longer than 20 seconds as before.
Below you can see the new animation when switching on the Xbox Series X and Series S: if you compare it with the one currently available, the difference appears really impressive in terms of speed.
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— Sascha (@Arenafighter) July 23, 2022
Currently, we do not know when the patch will be definitively released, but as soon as Microsoft will be able to provide us with more news about it we will keep you promptly informed on our pages.