Xbox May update adds more improvements to Quick Resume

Resume quicker

A new update is going out to Xbox Series X and S users today that’s adding some quality-of-life upgrades to various aspects of the consoles, including the Quick Resume feature.

Jonathan Hildebrant, Director of Program Management at Xbox Experiences, broke down the new update in an Xbox blog post. A big part of it is improvements to Quick Resume, which will have faster load times and improved reliability, as well as tags for Quick Resume-capable games and a group that can aggregate all your Quick Resume-saved games into one area.

The Xbox team is also adding passthrough audio for certain media apps, for those who use external sound systems, and a new dynamic background.

Quick Resume has been a big feature for Xbox, allowing users to flip between games quickly rather than close one app and open another. It sounds like it’s been a real hit for those who went with Xbox this generation, and it’s nice to see them continue to build it up.

Eric Van Allen