‘Exciting’ platform updates coming to Xbox Series X/S later this year

Future updates were teased on the Major Nelson podcast…

by Oliver Barsby
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The Xbox Series X/S consoles have a had a pretty successful release. With the Series X continuing to sell out every time new stock appears online, it is clear the demand for a next-gen Xbox is high.

However, Xbox is now looking towards the future, promising some exciting updates in 2021 aside from the release of Halo Infinite.

Here’s what Xbox’s Jason Ronald had to say…

New Xbox updates coming in 2021

Speaking on the 732nd instalment of the Major Nelson podcast, Microsoft’s Jason Ronald- the Partner Director of Program Management hinted at some exciting updates coming to the Series X/S soon.

“This is really just the beginning,” Ronald said. “We’ve got a lot of really exciting things that are coming down the pipeline over the coming months and over the coming years.”

Ronald said that the Xbox team is currently prioritising re-enabling Quick Resume for all titles, after issues with this feature led to Quick Resume being disabled for some games. After this, Ronald said: “We’re looking at future updates over the coming months and you’ll be able to start seeing some of these experiences in the Insider rings really soon.”

Larry Hryb (Major Nelson), the Senior Director of Corporate Communications, also said: “There’s a lot coming, we can’t really say too much. I think that we’re going to have Ronald back on the show sooner rather than later.”

Aside from this, any other suggested content is likely unconfirmed or speculation. We’d recommend keeping an eye on the Xbox Insider release notes to see what future updates are coming to the Series X/S.

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What updates are coming to Xbox?

As expected, Ronald and Hryb remained quiet over the exact specifics of the future updates, aside from re-enabling Quick Resume. Ronald also commented on new updates to the Xbox Mobile App, including tracking achievements, although we’d be surprised if this was the ‘exciting’ content coming in the future.

In late January, Ronald replied to a question on Twitter confirming that players will hear more about Backwards Compatibility updates later this year, including adding 60 FPS to these games.

Aside from this, any other suggested content is likely unconfirmed or speculation. We’d recommend keeping an eye on the Xbox Insider release notes to see what future updates are coming to the Series X/S.

READ MORE: PS5 vs Xbox Series X Blu-Ray comparison: PS5 outperforms the Series X

Oliver Barsby