Microsoft's updating Xbox Series X/S consoles to speed up their boot times
Changing the Xbox's boot logo can shave five seconds of the console's loading time
Published: 25th July 2022 | Source: The Verge |
Xbox Insiders can now boot their Xbox Series X/S systems five seconds faster
The newest Insider update for Xbox Series X/S consoles tests a new version of the Xbox dashboard, and this update is said to decrease the system's cold boot (start-up) time by five seconds. This faster boot time was enabled by using shorter boot sequence animations.
In time, this Xbox Insider update will be rolling our to all Xbox users, allowing all users of the system to benefit from these reduced system boot times. This update will allow gamers to move from boot up to gaming in less time, improving the system's user experience. Add on features like quick resume, and Xbox players will soon be able to enter their games absurdly quickly.
Previously, Microsoft's Xbox Series X/S start up logo took around 9 seconds to finish. Now, this animation takes four seconds, less than half the time. This change will make the biggest difference to gamers who use the Xbox Series X/S' "Energy Saver" mode, which fully shuts down the system in order to save power when the console is not in use. For users of Energy Saver mode, Microsoft's latest Insider update reduces the system's boot time from 20 seconds to 15 seconds. Since Energy Saver mode is now a default setting for Xbox Series X/S systems, most Xbox Series X/S players should soon see their system boot times drop by 25% in the near future.