Microsoft's Intelligent Delivery System Will Save Space On Your Xbox One HDD

16 September, 2017, 01:07 | Author: Lorena Waters
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Still, with Microsoft likely to lead the way with its own games, the demands from Xbox One and Xbox One X owners for all providers to do the same might force them to get with the Intelligent Delivery program. If a gamer switches from Xbox One to a new Xbox One X, for instance, their existing game installs on external drives will be able to pull down only the missing data, rather than re-downloading the entire title.

DF cites Federation Internationale de Football Association, with lots of different audio tracks that players don't need, but another game that comes to mind is Halo.

Microsoft is already testing out the controller versus keyboard and mouse combination - Gears of War 4 already supports cross-play across Xbox One and PC. With the Intelligent Delivery system, single-player and multiplayer parts of the game can be partitioned off, allowing the user to delete either component if they're not using them.

Of course all of these features depend on game creators sorting their games into data chunks, which they may not want to do exclusively for Xbox One and for some things - like separating campaign and multiplayer modes - it may not be so simple. So, if you live in the United States and play a game that is enjoyed by a world audience, like Federation Internationale de Football Association 2018, you would only need to download the English audio tracks instead of countless other languages that wouldn't add to the gameplay (like Spanish, Portuguese or French).

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This also opens the door for developers to deliver their games on multiple discs once again - something that was once common a few generations ago, and persisted on Xbox 360 for larger games.

It has been quite some time since Microsoft said that it is working on a keyboard and mouse for Xbox One. Devs have total freedom to utilize the console's 6TFLOP horsepower as they see fit-Microsoft institutes no regulations or standards, and games can support modes like native 4K, upscaled 4K, 1080p 60FPS, 4K HDR, and a bazillion other features and modes that are possible with the box.

The tech could be available as soon as the Xbox One X launch on November 7. With Intelligent Delivery, only the required portion of the game or chunk would be needed by the system to make the game work. But what's impressive here is that the system of chunks and tags devised to address this challenge has been expanded out to offer space savings for many other scenarios unrelated to the arrival of the new console. And as far as we know, there is no PlayStation equivalent to this system, possibly meaning additional effort for the developer in setting up their projects, which would only benefit one platform.

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