Microsoft recently announced that Xbox had become the “first carbon aware console” as part of the team’s sustainability efforts, and a discussion about this over on FOX News has been causing quite the stir on social media.
The bit of the video that’s getting attention includes a suggestion from FOX Across America host Jimmy Failla that Microsoft is trying to “recruit your kids into climate politics at an earlier age”. Here’s the clip:
In the original announcement, which came back in early January, Microsoft explained that various improvements were being rolled out to Xbox Insiders, including the ability to run downloads and updates “when the console can use the most renewable energy”, new power modes for Xbox One consoles, a new “Active Hours” setting and much more.
“The upcoming changes will create opportunities for our collective community of gamers to make choices to reduce environmental impact while gaming.”
In addition to this, Microsoft also now has a dedicated “sustainability” hub on the official Xbox website explaining the mission statement in detail, which is to “reduce our environmental impact and [create] opportunities for gamers to make decisions that can reduce their environmental impact while gaming.”