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Microsoft Releases Free Speed Boost To Xbox Series S 

Developers will have “more control over memory.”

Microsoft recently launched a new Xbox software development kit that allows developers access to more memory. The software will reportedly improve the Xbox Series S’ performance when running games. 

As reported by The Verge, the latest game development kit will help free up hundreds of additional megabytes of memory for Xbox Series S game developers. 

Microsoft’s Game Dev team stated in the June Game Development Kit video, “This gives developers more control over memory, which can improve graphics performance in memory-constrained conditions.” 

Although this should help provide a necessary boost to the Xbox Series S console, it will also take time for developers to optimize games, and at the time of writing, there are no games on the Series S that are guaranteed to get an update patch with overall performance improvement. 

This could all soon change however, with improved frame-rates and visual effects in your favourite titles being just around the corner.

A fix… finally

As pointed out by Digital Foundry, many developers have reported issues with the previous memory limitations on the Series S, making it harder to optimize games on the console. 

The console launched almost two years ago at $299 and is less powerful than Microsoft’s current Next-gen flagship, the Xbox Series X. The Series S still has a place in the market and with its new performance boost, it’s lifespan and potential portfolio of games just got that little bit larger.

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Isa Muhammad is a writer and video game journalist covering many aspects of entertainment media including the film industry. He's steadily writing his way to the sharp end of journalism and enjoys staying informed. If he's not reading, playing video games or catching up on his favourite TV series, then he's probably writing about them.

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