Say goodbye to Red Ring of Death, or whatever it’s next-gen counterpart was to be, as it has been reported that Microsoft’s next console is far more heat-aware and able to adjust to it’s temperature on the fly.
Speaking to Gizmodo, Xbox’s General Manager of Console Development Leo del Castillo has revealed details of how both the system fan and the Xbox One’s power consumption will play a part in it’s heat management.
On the topic of the console’s main fan, del Castillo said “The way we designed the box, we don’t actually intend it to ever have to go to maximum speed under normal environmental conditions. But there is overhead. So we’ll allow the fan to go all the way up to its maximum speed.”
He explained that the system’s PC like architecture allows Xbox One to “dial back the power of the box considerably” and enter a “lower power state”, which will – theoretically – reduce heat significantly whilst having a minimal impact on users.
Xbox One is due to launch in the UK alongside 12 other territories this November, with a further 8 following in early 2014.