There's seemingly some confusion about the location of where games will run from on the Xbox Series X. It's got to the point where Larry Hryb – best known by his gamertag "Major Nelson" – has chimed in on social media to clarify how exactly Microsoft's new system will play games.
This was his response to an article written by our friends over at US Gamer:
You can continue to use your USB 3.1+ external hard drives on Xbox Series X & run Xbox One, 360 and OG Xbox games directly from the external USB HDD. Games optimized for Xbox Series X & Velocity Architecture need to be run from the internal SSD or the Expandable Storage Drive
So, just to make it very clear – you can play Xbox One, Xbox 360 and original Xbox games "directly" from an external USB HDD, but games optimised for Xbox Series X and Velocity Architecture will be restricted to the internal SSD or the new expandable storage. Got it?
While we've mentioned this in a previous story, it's always nice when the Major steps in to clarify everything.
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