“[A feature] I'm really excited about because I've had a chance to use it in the lab ... is quick resume, which is going to be available for multiple games … But then I had to reboot because I had a system update and then I went back to the game and went right back to it. So it survives a reboot,” said Hryb.

The latest generation of home game consoles are stunning achievements, but with the new dawn of downloaded games, DLCs and console updates, Microsoft has had to find a way around the possibility gamers would lose progress if their Xbox suddenly needs an update.

Dashboard updates, for example, tend to barge into your gameplay to update. It also means you can ditch your game at any point and pick up again without saving – technically.