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Xbox rolls out brilliant new feature no console has ever had before

Xbox rolls out brilliant new feature no console has ever had before

Xbox has rolled out a groundbreaking new eco-friendly update which could actually save you money.

It’s shaping up to be an exciting year for Xbox owners. There’s no denying that Xbox’s 2022 release slate was, well, lacking in star power. I don’t think many would disagree with me that it’s no major surprise that Xbox lacked a presence in the 2022 GOTY nominee line-up.

The good news is, 2023 is shaping up to be much more promising. Bethesda’s upcoming space epic Starfield is set to be the real standout release of the year. The game will offer up over 1,000 planets to explore, which is a dizzying number. Let’s take a moment to think about the poor guide writers who’ll be tackling that one. Redfall is on the way soon too. Today though, I bring you fresh console news as the latest Xbox update features a groundbreaking new feature.

Speaking of Starfield, take a look at the game in action below.

As reported by ComicBook, all Xbox consoles - Xbox One and Series X/S - have received an update this week which introduces carbon-aware game downloads and updates which is yet to be seen on Sony and Nintendo consoles. What does this entail exactly? It’s essentially an eco-friendly feature that, for example, will schedule an update during a nightly maintenance window when electricity is more likely to come from lower-carbon sources on the electric grid.

According to Xbox, this feature will decrease fossil fuel dependency and carbon dioxide emissions, plus it could even save you money which is always a bonus. If the feature doesn’t suit you, you can turn it off in the console’s settings but we should all do what we can to protect the environment.

The update also allows users to hide game art when selecting tiles on the home screen, plus you can now use the Google Home app as a touch remote control.

Featured Image Credit: Kamil s via Unsplash, Microsoft

Topics: Xbox, Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X