It has already been confirmed that the Xbox Series X solid-state drive will help dramatically reduce loading times in games. It might come as a surprise though that Google Stadia also does the same job.
According to a recent comparison, Xbox Series X loads Destiny 2 at almost the same speed as Google Stadia. Impressive loading speeds aren’t limited to the main menu. As shown, both platforms load different sections of Destiny 2 at nearly identical speeds.
However, it should be noted that these are pre-launch consoles sent to publications, online influencers, and content creators. The preview hardware also runs Destiny 2 in backward compatibility mode, meaning the game hasn’t been optimized to take full advantage of next-gen hardware. This in turn means Destiny 2 will have further reduced load times when fully optimized, which developer Bungie has promised to do with a free update once Xbox Series X launches worldwide.
Destiny 2 took a long time to load on Xbox One. The game, while not optimized, takes around 90 seconds from start to moon landing on Xbox Series X, which is more than impressive.
— Bryan ⚛️ (@BryanEVOLVED) October 11, 2020
Xbox Series X / S will arrive on November 10, 2020.