If you’ve ever had the RROD on your old Xbox 360, you know how annoying it can be to replace expensive and unreliable hardware. So, in an effort to help ensure your console wont break this time around, Microsoft is taking even more preventive steps than expected.
Leo del Castillo, Microsoft’s General Manager of console development, stated during an interview with Gizmodo that the Xbox One will regulate its power consumption to keep the console from over heating. Of course, before this happens the fans will kick into full speed which should be enough to notify you that something is blocking the air flow of the console. So we can see this as a last resort kind of thing for the Xbox to protect its self. We aren’t sure how this will affect game play or the overall experience on the console, but when taking away the amount of power available you are sure to see a decrease in processing power.
Leo went on to say that the Xbox One will also notify users of problems before dialing back the power consumption, so you will still have a chance to fix the problem before processing power takes a hit.