As part of a much larger update on Xbox’s sustainability efforts, Microsoft has confirmed that its next-generation consoles, that is Xbox Series S and X, will now can download updates while in power saving modewhich consumes a 20 times less energy than sleep or standby mode. This means that players no longer need to leave their machines in the last mentioned mode for it to download patches and updates, thus helping to reduce the consumption.
In addition to this, it has been established that the energy saving mode as default for all those who acquire one of their consoles of new generation. In other words, when we start the system for the first time, this energy saving is the one that comes “from the factory”. On top of that, Microsoft has also announced that an improved power monitoring system has been built into a small number of consoles to help conduct a study on how to implement power saving improvements over time.
Saving energy is just the beginning
The person in charge of Xbox is loaded with news, and has also confirmed that are incorporating more recycled resins into their products: “At a minimum, 28% of the mechanical component plastic by weight in the updated Series S console is post-consumer recycled resin,” explained Dave McCarthy, the corporate vice president of Xbox operations. This topic is rounded off knowing that Xbox has also converted its gift cards from plastic to cardboard, reducing more than 500,000 kg of plastic annually.
Of course, that energy saving mode that now allows us to download updates is going to allow a greater well-being for all, despite the fact that it may not have been clearer a priori. Remember, on the other hand, that it has recently been explained why some Xbox titles like halo-infinite or gear 5 They won’t be officially supported on the Steam Deck (fast forward a bit: because of the cheats).