Various content creators have been getting their hands on the Xbox Series X over the past week, specifically testing backwards compatible Xbox One games using the system's internal SSD.
|Game||Xbox One X||
Xbox Series X
|Assassin's Creed Odyssey||1 min, 7 seconds||30 seconds|
|Control||58 seconds||10 seconds|
|Final Fantasy XV||1 minute, 11 seconds||13 seconds|
|Red Dead Redemption 2||1 minute, 35 seconds||52 seconds|
|Sea of Thieves||1 minute, 21 seconds||20 seconds|
|The Outer Worlds||27 seconds||6 seconds|
These are just a few examples of the many that have been reported, but the general feeling appears to be unanimous that the Xbox Series X's internal SSD (and the Expansion Card) has a major effect on load times for Xbox One games.
As for loading these games off an external SSD, VentureBeat tested Assassin's Creed Odyssey with impressive results (just slightly slower than the internal SSD), but a standard USB HDD took nearly three times as long.
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