Microsoft plans to allow users to disable Xbox’s Quick Resume feature
A future Xbox update may allow users to disable Quick Resume, a feature that may have issues in some games. Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer told a fan on Twitter that the ability to disable Quick Resume “makes sense,” and it’s something he might ask his teams to consider.
“We’re going to put it on the list of things to look at,” Spencer said, as spotted by VGC.
Good feature ask, makes sense. We’ll put it on the list of things to watch.
—Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) September 29, 2022
Quick Resume is one of the standout features of Xbox Series X | S, allowing multiple games to be paused where they are, allowing players to rewind without needing to reload. Or at least that’s how it should work.
For a number of online games, like Fortnite, Battlefield 2042, MultiVersus, etc., players have reported that it’s easier to completely close a game and restart it. For Microsoft’s Halo Infinite, developer 343 Industries advised against using Quick Resume to avoid issues.
This is obviously far from ideal, so it’s good to hear that Microsoft is looking into the matter. And to be honest, when Quick Resume works well, as it does for a huge variety and number of games, it’s pretty amazing.
An Xbox update in March beefed up Quick Resume by allowing players to pin two games to it, meaning they’ll always be available in an instant. As we reported earlier, to pin a game to Quick Resume, users simply need to select a game, press the Menu button, and select “Pin to Quick Resume” from the drop-down menu. These games will only be deleted if players manually delete them or have a mandatory update.
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