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Xbox Looking to Let Players Disable Quick Resume

Xbox Looking to Let Players Disable Quick Resume - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 October 2022 / 1,800 Views

The Xbox Series X|S consoles from Microsoft launched with a new feature called Quick Resume that lets players suspend games and immediately resume them where they left when they returned to them.

However, one downside with Quick Resume is that games with online features sometimes have trouble reconnecting to online servers when using the feature.

Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer responded to an Xbox user on Twitter suggesting that Xbox Series X|S players should be given the option to disable Quick Resume. Spencer said the suggestion makes sense and the team will put on the list of things to look into.

"I still don’t understand how it’s not a feature you can disable, it’s amazing for a lot of games but when it tries to quick resume an online only game it absolutely breaks it and you have to manually quit," tweeted the Xbox users. "If only an option to disable it for such games existed!"

Spencer responded, "Good feature ask, makes sense. We will put it on the list of things to look at."


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012 and taking over the hardware estimates in 2017. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel. You can contact the author on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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7 Comments
VAMatt (on 30 September 2022)

I absolutely agree. It's a great feature for some games, and it's more like a bug for online games. I play a lot of Destiny and Halo Infinite. In both cases, if I don't manually quit the games when I end my play session, I come back and quick resume attempts to put me back into a session that no longer exists. It basically wastes a minute or two of time to manually shut down and work back through the boot screens.

If you could turn it off, particularly on a game by game basis, that would be perfect.

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DonFerrari (on 30 September 2022)

Nothing against adding the option, but the solution should it be for no breaks on online games.

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VAMatt DonFerrari (on 30 September 2022)

Yes. But I don't think that's technologically possible.

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darthv72 (on 30 September 2022)

I dont use QR for online games. I tend to quit them after my session is done. I only use QR on local single player games. It only makes sense.

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VAMatt darthv72 (on 02 October 2022)

Right. And that's what people are asking for. The ability to toggle the setting off or on for certain games, so that it takes user error out of the equation. You won't have to think about it every time you end a gaming session.

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GaoGaiGarV (on 01 October 2022)

What the?! Just quit the damn game. Has humankind suddenly become stupid or what?

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