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Microsoft Makes 10 More Xbox Games Fast Start Compatible

Oblivion, Fallout 3, and State of Decay are coming to Xbox FastStart, letting Insiders start playing the game before it finishes downloading.


At E3 this year, Microsoft announced a very interesting Xbox feature. FastStart uses machine learning to choose which files to download, letting user’s start playing up to 2x faster.

Today the company is significantly expanding its FastStart catalog, from 8 to 18. There’s a mixture of Xbox One and Xbox 360 titles, but all are available on Game Pass.

Importantly, the additions include titles people might actually play, including Fallout 3 and Oblivion. On Xbox One, there’s the popular State of Decay and Guacamelee. Here’s the full list:

  • Xbox 360:
    • BattleBlock Theatre
    • Fallout 3
    • Oblivion
    • Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
    • Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II
  • Xbox One:
    • Costume Quest 2
    • Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition
    • Kingdom New Lands
    • Mega Man Legacy Collection 2
    • State of Decay: Year-One

English Only Offering

These additions will undoubtedly be useful to those eager to play, but most aren’t particularly large downloads anyway. The place FastStart will really start to show is in series like Forza and other AAA titles, which can reach over 60 GB.

However, this is a great starting point for Microsoft’s technology, and we can expect a slow roll out to a number of different titles. Even if they don’t all make it before the next generation, it will be a solid foundation to work from.

Unfortunately, FastStart has a major restriction as it stands. You can only use the feature if your console is set to English and you haven’t played the game before. It’s unclear why Microsoft can’t offer other languages yet, but it says it’s working on it. You’ll also need to be an Xbox Insider to test the feature.

Ryan Maskell
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Ryan has had a passion for gaming and technology since early childhood. Fusing the skills from his Creative Writing and Publishing degree with profound technical knowledge, he enjoys covering news about Microsoft. As an avid writer, he is also working on his debut novel.

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