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The backbone of the Xbox Series X’s ultra-fast storage technology is coming to Windows

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The backbone of the Xbox Series X's ultra-fast storage technology is coming to Windows

Photo: Microsoft. Article by Mark Hachman.

How will the Xbox Series X’s radical new Velocity Architecture affect the future of PCs? We’re just beginning to find out.

Microsoft’s reveal of the Xbox Series X already makes the console look like a top-of-the-line gaming PC in terms of its specifications. But Microsoft said Monday that at least part of its revolutionary new storage architecture, DirectStorage, will be coming to real PCs. DirectStorage is the Windows API that will be used to control what Microsoft calls the Xbox Velocity Architecture. It’s Microsoft’s approach to reducing the storage capacity that an Xbox Series X game will require, promising to load the game and its assets as quickly as possible. It’s a small but key part of the Xbox Series X game console, whose specifications were released in full in a Monday blog post. In the post, Microsoft said, “This newest member of the DirectX family is being introduced with Xbox Series X and we plan to bring it to Windows as well.” […]

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