It has been confirmed by Microsoft that the Xbox Series S will not run Xbox One X Enhanced versions of backward compatible games. Nevertheless, it will run the Xbox One S versions of Xbox One and Xbox 360 titles with other useful features.
VGC reported that Xbox Series S won’t run the Xbox One X Enhanced versions of Xbox One and Xbox 360 games, but it will still be better than Xbox One S with features such as higher and more consistent frame rates, faster load times, Auto HDR, and improved texture filtering.
A Microsoft spokesperson said that “Xbox Series S was designed to be the most affordable next-generation console and play next-generation games at 1440P at 60fps. To deliver the highest quality backward compatible experience consistent with the developer’s original intent, the Xbox Series S runs the Xbox One S version of backward compatible games while applying improved texture filtering, higher and more consistent frame rates, faster load times, and Auto HDR.”
If a game is in the list of Xbox One X Enhanced, then it means that the developer has made improvements to a basic Xbox One game like faster frame rates, improved textures, and higher resolution.
Xbox One X can run games up to 4K, while Xbox Series S can run games at 1440p at up to 120 FPS. But, Xbox Series S supports 4K upscaling for games. Xbox Series S(10 GB) has less RAM than the Xbox One X(12 GB). But, it shouldn’t be inferred that this new next-gen system doesn’t have advantages. Xbox Series S also boasts DirectX Raytracing, 4K streaming media playback, variable-rate shading and refresh rate, and much more.
Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S will be released on November 10, 2020. Pre-orders begin on September 22, 2020.