Developers can now use more memory on new Xbox Series S development kit

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Xbox Series S games will be seeing a performance boost in the near future thanks to a new software development kit for Xbox.

The June 2022 Game Development Kit (GDK) will give developers access to more memory when optimizing games for Series S. How much more memory? “Hundreds of additional megabytes of memory are now available to Xbox Series S developers,” according to the “What’s new for 2022 GDK” video published on YouTube on August 4.

The additional memory will allow developers to better optimize games for the less powerful next-gen Xbox, which has 10 GB of RAM compared to the 16 GB of the Series X. The Series S also utilizes far less GPU power than its sibling, though the two systems have the same CPU.

Hopefully these and possible future enhancements will allow the Series S to keep up as the new console generation evolves and games become more and more demanding of resources.