XBOX NEXT? Microsoft Says Gaming Console Will Be ‘Carbon Aware’, Regulate ‘Power Usage’

Microsoft faced a growing backlash from the gaming community this week after executives confirmed their X-Box console will soon be “carbon aware” and implement “Power Usage” recommendations.

“Xbox is working to reduce our environmental impact to help us reach Microsoft’s goal of being a carbon negative, water positive, and zero waste company by 2030 by rethinking how we design, build, distribute, and use our products,” a press release from Microsoft’s Xbox Wire said.

Xbox said they are focused on carbon emissions “in the homes of our fans.” According to the release, “We not only hold ourselves accountable to the carbon emissions in the production and distribution of our products, but to the emissions created with the use of our products in the homes of our fans as well.”