PSA: don't rely on Xbox Series X|S Quick Resume, well, not yet anyway

By Sean Carey,
If you've managed to get your hands on an Xbox Series X or Series S, you've probably been checking out all the new features the console can offer. One of the most interesting is Quick Resume, which allows you to suspend and switch seamlessly back and forth between multiple games, even after the console has been powered off. However, the feature isn't enabled in some optimised titles which has led to players in our forums reporting issues and in some cases, losing unsaved progress.

Xbox Series X|S quick resume

Now, Microsoft is aware of the issue and has stated that Quick Resume is one of the known Xbox Series X|S launch issues, and to be fair, you probably should be saving your game anyway before you turn off your console or switch to another game just to be on the safe side. The Microsoft Series X|S known issues support page states that a "select number of optimized titles may be experiencing issues" with Quick Resume and that Microsoft has disabled the feature for these games. However, what Microsoft has failed to do is inform users which specific games aren't currently using the feature, and because of this, some players are losing their unsaved progress.

We have contacted Microsoft for a list of optimised Xbox Series X|S games that do not work with the feature, but in the meantime, we've been running our own tests on an Xbox Series X to find out which games feature Quick Resume and which don't. Here's what we've found so far:

Quick Resume enabled

  • Tetris Effect
  • Gears 5
  • Assassin's Creed Valhalla
  • Gears Tactics
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps

Quick Resume disabled

  • Watch Dogs: Legion
  • Dirt 5
  • The Falconeer
  • Forza Horizon 4
  • Yakuza: Like a Dragon
  • NBA 2K21
There are probably other games out there that also don't have the Quick Resume feature enabled, so just bear that in mind and make sure you save your game before exiting. Microsoft is aware of the issue and says it is working "as quickly as possible to fix this at the platform level."

Have you been having issues with Quick Resume on your new console? Let us know in the comments below.
Sean Carey
Written by Sean Carey
Sean graduated from Southampton Solent University with a first-class honours degree in Journalism, which he uses to keep TrueAchievements and TrueTrophies topped up with gaming and industry news. When not scouring the web for the latest big story, you’ll find him tearing up the streets in Forza Horizon 5, or failing miserably in Call of Duty: Warzone.