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Microsoft Outlines the Upgrade Procedures For Xbox One X (arstechnica.com) 48

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: The easiest way to get all your games to the new system, as outlined by Microsoft Vice President Mike Ybarra, will be to just put them on an external USB hard drive and then plug that drive into the new console. "All your games are ready to play" immediately after this external hard drive move, he said, and user-specific settings can also be copied via external hard drive in the same way. If you don't have an external drive handy, "we're going to let you copy games and apps off your home network instead of having to manually move them or redownload them off the Internet," Ybarra said. It's unclear right now if Microsoft will mirror the PS4 Pro and allow this kind of system-to-system transfer using an Ethernet cable plugged directly into both consoles. For those who want to see as many pixels as possible as quickly as possible when they get their Xbox One X, Ybarra says you'll be able to download 4K updates for supported games before the Xbox One X is even available, then use those updates immediately after the system transfer. Microsoft also released a list of 118 current and upcoming games that will be optimized for the Xbox One X via updates, a big increase from the few dozens announced back at E3.
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Microsoft Outlines the Upgrade Procedures For Xbox One X

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  • There are two x's in Xbox.
  • by Anonymous Coward

    People are buying game consoles from Microsoft? The same Microsoft that's spying on everyone, pushing ads on your paid-for-but-not-really-yours computer operating system that tried to push a fucking touch interface down our throats?

  • Anyone else notice that they made it such that it just spells XBOX when you shorten it?

    • No, it spells XOX when you shorten it. Unless you spell Xbox as X-Box...?

      • The title of my post has capitals in there for a reason.

        XBO is Xbox One, so XBox One X would be XBOX.

  • by bigdavex ( 155746 )

    What is that, 19 in pig Latin numerals?

  • Why would it be any different than the process from moving from an Xbox One to an Xbox One S? [xbox.com]

    Kind of old news by now how to do this, and already pops up on a new console with instructions on moving from another system...

  • Two Smart Moves (Score:5, Interesting)

    by LeftCoastThinker ( 4697521 ) on Monday August 21, 2017 @05:16PM (#55059933)

    Two smart moves:

    1. Make it easy for your customers to upgrade.

    2. Don't bog down your gaming network as 20M users all try to re-download 5TB worth of games for their new system.

    I own every system since the Atari 2600, but I have been primarily using my PS4 this generation, while I used my 360 primarily last generation. Microsoft made some huge miscalculations with the Xbone and I held off buying it for several years, and since it doesn't have many exclusives, it is mainly a pass through and 360 game player. Hopefully this is more indication of putting the customer first and giving gamers what gamers want first and foremost.

    Sony could learn a thing or two in this regard, as well as backwards comparability so that the customer doesn't feel ripped off buying the same game twice...

    • The 360 used a transfer cable, 3DS lets you just copy content between SD cards when you move to a new system, PS3 and PS4 let you use a USB drive to transfer contents to a new system.

      Things have been this way for about 10+ years now, nothing new

      On the other hand on XboxOneX launch day the servers are guaranteed to go down as gamers download all the patches and assets to update their games for the platform!

      • If you had read the article, I believe that it said that you could pre-download HD patches for existing games before launch day, so that should help further reduce traffic on the servers day one.

        Also, just to be clear, I transferred my data a few times on my 360, and pushing 340GB plus of data through a USB2 connection is a pain in the ass, especially when dealing with all the other DRM related steps you had to take on the old/new HDD, compared to hot swapping a 5TB USB3 HDD that you can copy to overnight.

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