What Happens When The Xbox One Is Overheated?

What Happens When The Xbox One Is Overheated?



We have already told you that Microsoft’s Xbox One has been designed to prevent things from getting too hot, while being silent as well. But just in case overheating happens, the console can apparently take care of everything by itself.

The Xbox One is apparently capable of regulating its power to prevent shutdowns when it is overheated. The new info comes from Xbox’s General Manager of Console Development Leo del Castillo, who is saying:

We had a little less flexibility with the 360. And so basically, if we couldn’t dissipate the heat, there wasn’t a whole lot of leverage we could pull to keep the heat from being generated, so we had a limited amount of time before it just shut down. Xbox One can actually dial it back to a lower power state, so low in fact that it can in a mode that uses virtually no air flow”.

So the Xbox One can regulate itself in case of an emergency. But we are not sure whether or not the apps and games will still be running in the gaming console’s low power state. Maybe we will learn more about that sometime soon. Either way, this is great news for Microsoft Xbox fans that were concerned about a potential “Red Ring Part 2” experience with the Xbox One.