If they are using the series S as a benchmark it’s because player who have a series s like me have noticed how stable it is. All that’s wrong is the crashing, if they can fix that then they can venture outwards to the Xbox one, Xbox one X and series X. The series is is now like the console that smoothly runs Conan exiles and they have most likely bought one of them to test it for themselves after I and others have reported it.
I think if we put the crashing to the side for a moment with which we know that needs to be fixed in all consoles. With that aside we can see how smoothly it runs Conan exiles, everything is magnified and looks ace, no lag not matter the big base you build. The problem I see for last gen consoles is that last gens were not ready for Conan and the only way I can think they sort the lag out is to tone down graphics, draw distance and optimise it more for last gen.
Conan is a demanding game made for pc at the time and it’s very noticeable that last gens suffer with running it. So we move onto next gen and people buy the cheapest machine which has upgraded everything and people start finding out that the series S is a real price of hardware that can play those demanding games that last gen couldn’t.
I think MS realised this and though let’s get a machine that can run these pc titles out there and for the cheapest we can do it and here we have the series s.
My advice is bite the bullet and get a series S guys and then they can just deal with a memory leak issue, should you have to buy a series S, no, but hey gaming is moving on up now and we need to get with the times.