The next generation of gaming is almost here and with the low entry point of the Xbox Series S at $299, many are curious about just how different the smaller console is from its larger counterpart. The S is still powerful in its own right, but new information has been revealed that may be a surprise to some regarding the system’s resolution.
The main objective for the Xbox Series S is to run at a 1440p resolution and many assumed this to mean that the console simply couldn’t run at 4K. Microsoft has confirmed that the more affordable option is capable of a full 4K output, but they have found that most developers are opting into the 1440p goal instead.
Microsoft also confirmed that developers have the power to play around with the settings they want players to experience their games with, including offering a lower resolution output in order to accentuate some of the more complicated graphic settings.
Another interesting note is that the Xbox Series S is also capable of the same ray tracing technologies that the X uses, but devs also can tweak this as well to turn that option off.
The Xbox Series S retails for $299 with the X coming in at $499. Pre-orders are also going live on September 22 ahead of next gen’s launch date of November 10th.
Are you excited to see that the S is more powerful than initially believed? Does this change your opinion about the smaller console? Sound off with your thoughts in the comment section below and tell us what you’re most excited for when it comes to what’s ahead!