Microsoft has announced that Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S will be the first consoles to take carbon emissions into account. The Redmond company has revealed that its machines will automatically update to enable the Shutdown (energy saving) option, first for users who are part of Xbox Insider and later for the rest of the players
The giant promises “20x” less electricity consumption than in the Sleep setting.This will not affect performance or hinder automatic system updates, etc. Microsoft's goal is to become "a carbon negative company" that also conducts zero waste and positive water management by 2030.
In order to overcome these challenges,Xbox has rethought the design, manufacturing, distribution and use of its products, all while continuing to investigate new ways to move towards those goals. They also point out that Xbox Insiders who use the option will receive an update "that will make your console eco-friendly in terms of polluting emissions" to reduce the carbon footprint.
More options on the way
Xbox will improve sustainability through the Sleep option. Players will be able to indicate the active hours of their console so it can boot up quickly and be available for remote activation during selected hours. On the other hand, Microsoft has launched an initiative in which Xbox One users have the opportunity to give their opinion about their experience with the Shutdown(energy saving) option:
The next news from Xbox and Bethesda will be revealed at the Developer_Event on January 25, where there will be information about Redfall, Minecraft Legends, Forza Motorsport and The Elder Scrolls Online.
Source | Xbox