Here’s Why New Xbox Games Don’t Have Quick Resume at Launch

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Kerem Dogan Karakoc

The director of project management talks about why new Xbox games do not have the Quick Resume feature at launch.

One of the best features of new generation Xbox consoles clearly the Quick Resume. The feature allows the user to switch between games in an instant, without waiting for any loading screens. While some of the games support this feature, new titles usually get it later with updates.

Being able to switch from Control to Forza Horizon 4 in a second definitely feels amazing. That’s why the users are wondering why most games still don’t have it yet.

Jason Ronald, the director of project management addressed the issue after receiving a question on Twitter. A user asked Ronald whether the delay is about testing or not. The exec answered the question while also adding that they are getting good progress on adding the feature to new titles.

They asked Jason Ronald: “Question @jronald, Recently games that have been patched for next-gen, and games that have launched recently did not have quick resume functionality at launch but have got it shortly after, is that intentional to test it before enabling quick resume?”

Then he answered: “Yes. The team has been putting a lot of effort into hardening Quick Resume and we put some titles through extra validation to make sure the experience is as intended before enabling it. Feeling good about the progress and you shouldn’t see a delay for new titles soon.”

New Xbox Games Might Come With Quick Resume

Features like these are what make the new generation consoles much better than their predecessors. Though they also require lots of testing to ensure they offer a solid experience in each game. Naturally, it might be difficult for the developers to adapt the technology to every new title.

Xbox has received an update that creates a group for Xbox games with Quick Resume support so that the user understands which game has it. Currently, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, CODE VEIN, Control, DOOM Eternal, Forza Horizon 4, Gears 5, Injustice 2, Mirror’s Edge, NieR: Automata BECOME AS GODS Edition, Immortal Fenyx Rising and Monster Hunter: World, and many other games have the feature in their arsenal.

“Quick Resume enables players to seamlessly switch between multiple titles from a suspended state almost instantly, returning you to where you were and what you were doing, without waiting through long loading screens.”

While the list of Xbox games with Quick Resume support is getting bigger each day, we will surely see get to use the feature in new games without waiting for an update.