100°
Submitted by -Mezzo- 701d ago | opinion piece

The Five Possible States of Xbox One Games Are Strangely Exciting

Kotaku - Both the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One will bring console gaming to the present this year by allowing users to suspend the games they're playing. Save points can be a thing of the past on these consoles. Games don't really have to be turned "off". (Xbox One)

SuperSteve  +   701d ago
The ability to suspend your game indefinitely and pick up right where you left off is a nice feature that Vita users have been enjoying for a year now and one of the best aspects of that platform.
4Sh0w  +   701d ago
Yes 3DS too, but this is info about consoles, specifically X1, which wasn't possible last gen on consoles, I'm curious if the wii-u and ps4 also have this feature? -Its not a big deal just cool/convenient.

vvv Thanks its also mentioned in this article.
#1.1 (Edited 701d ago ) | Agree(1) | Disagree(0) | Report | Reply
dedicatedtogamers  +   701d ago
Yes, it does. They announced a similar feature for PS4 months ago.
C-Thunder  +   701d ago
Sony announced this same feature at their PS4 reveal.
-Falaut-  +   701d ago
PSP had it too, you just couldn't do anything else while the game was suspended.
Cirehpsa  +   701d ago
Unless you had a PSP GO or a hacked PSP with save states.
Arai  +   701d ago
This is interesting...

"The game has full access to the reserved system resources, which are six CPU cores, 90 percent of GPU processing power, and 5 GB of memory."

So Xbox One can only access 90% of the GPU resources for games (1.107 TFLOPS) instead of the full 1.24 TFLOPS.

That makes it even weaker than it already is (in comparison to the PS4), the PS4 GPU is 66% stronger then (for now at least).
dedicatedtogamers  +   701d ago
Xbox One: there are five radical ways to pause your game. More games coming to E3! Please be excited!

All joking aside, this feature isn't necessarily going to be flawless. The idea of "pausing" your game and switching to another app is available on every single smartphone, it's on the Vita, the 360, the PS3, and every PC since Windows 95. And every single one of those platforms has taught us that multitasking and switching around between programs can cause stability problems.
#2 (Edited 701d ago ) | Agree(1) | Disagree(4) | Report | Reply
SOULJER  +   701d ago
AH. This last comment was a joke right.
wishingW3L  +   701d ago
if people only knew what's written in there this article would be on 1000 degrees right now. But now let's just wait for a smaller site to dissect it and then write an hyperbole tittle with it. CAN'T WAIT!

LooooooooooL
C-Thunder  +   701d ago
So, according to this, a game only has access to 5 gb of the ram, 6 of the 8 cores, and 90% of the gpu. All of which are already reported to be weaker than the equivalent components on the PS4..... Makes me wonder how many cores games on the PS4 have access to.

The PS4 is already more powerful, if their games also get a greater amount of the PS4s available resources (there's no reason to think they won't) then this could make a really big difference on performance between the two systems.
Bigpappy  +   701d ago
X1 has the ability to turn core on or off as the game requires
Nocando  +   701d ago
The memory footprint of the windows kernel can also be minimized during gameplay, in addition to shutting cores on or off as you stated.
sypher  +   701d ago
Vita already has the same feature, so obviously it will be a standard in all future products.
PANTHER1030  +   701d ago
Lol! at present Vita has this function.

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
40°

6 Free Alternatives To Steam Workshop For Skyrim Mods

3h ago - Valve isn't the only game in town for Skyrim mods. | PC
40°

Mortal Kombat X PlayStation 4 review | Vic B'Stard's State of Play

3h ago - Vic B'Stard writes: "The legendary Mortal Kombat series finally comes to the Playstation 4 and Xb... | PS4
Ad

See what games are coming out in 2015

Now - Visit our release calendar to see what games are coming out in 2015. | Promoted post
30°

Giving life to 15th-century Bohemia in Kingdom Come: Deliverance

3h ago - Polygon: Daniel watched from a vantage point that might afford him both the pleasure of detail a... | PC
30°

Crypt of the NecroDancer Review - BlazeKick

3h ago - BlazeKick: Crypt of the NecroDancer is the game I never knew I wanted until I heard about it, and... | PC
40°

Grand Theft Auto V Review | Hooked Gamers

3h ago - HG: Since Grand Theft Auto V first released on consoles in September 2013, I've waited eagerly w... | PC