Upcoming Xbox Console Update Set for February 2023

Xbox Game Pass Update 2023

Microsoft has rolled out the February Update for Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S consoles. This update is focused on sustainability as it attempts to make the hardware more “carbon aware”. However, there is more to the update than this, and Xbox players are sure to be pleased with it.

At the beginning of the year, Microsoft declared its plan to engineer a more eco-friendly Xbox console. The company declared that it was not only responsible for the carbon emissions resulting from the production and delivery of its products, but also for the emissions created during the general use of these items. In response, Microsoft created choices for Xbox owners to lessen the environmental effects of the consoles in their households.

Beginning today, Xbox consoles will be “carbon conscious” when deciding when to download games and updates, although it may not be available to all gamers at the same time. By using regional carbon intensity information, the Xbox platforms will program downloads for periods that will assist in diminishing the reliance on fossil fuels and CO2 emissions. Additionally, this will also help Xbox users save money.

Xbox players will have an array of possibilities when it comes to this technology. Microsoft isn’t forcing anyone to have a certain download schedule, but it is an option. To further emphasize how beneficial these selections can be, Microsoft claims that the “Shutdown (energy saving)” selection can reduce power use by as much as 20 times compared to the “Sleep” setting. If two Xbox consoles, such as Xbox One or Xbox Series X/S, choose the Shutdown (energy saving) setting and are active for a year, it will be the same as having one tree planted and grown for 10 years in terms of the amount of carbon removed, compared to the existing power options.

Microsoft is introducing some new features with this update, such as the ability to customize the Xbox Home screen with tile art or solid colors. Furthermore, the Google Home app can be used as a controller for Xbox consoles. Additionally, a “Party History” button has been added as an experimental feature, allowing users to return to parties they have been in previously.

The February Update for Xbox consoles has been completed. As mentioned, the update is not available to all users simultaneously. Microsoft is releasing it gradually, so it may take a few days before it is available on some gamers’ consoles.

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