Microsoft wants to reduce players’ energy consumption

Microsoft is currently offering a survey to its Insider members that seems to point in a very specific direction: energy conservation. While the question is on everyone’s lips as winter approaches, the Redmond company can work on new ways to reduce its in-game consumption.

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At the moment, the trend is towards energy savings. This is not surprising, after the government’s repeated announcements about the increase in electricity prices and the supply problems that await us this winter, which can have a very pronounced impact on our daily lives. In addition, manufacturers go there each in their own way to promote this famous energy sobriety, like Google, which now offers new menus that use fewer resources in Chrome.

The players, meanwhile, will of course not escape the phenomenon. Gaming is undoubtedly a particularly energy-demanding hobby – just look at the consumption of the latest Nvidia graphics cards – and the manufacturers are well aware of this. Especially Microsoft, which now seems to be seriously considering the topic. As proof of this, a recent survey launched by the company among members of its Insider program. Inside there are several questions that aim to take the temperature on the issue of energy savings.

Microsoft wants to know what you think about energy savings in the game

Microsoft is thus asking its users for their feelings on the issue of energy savings, especially on the consequences of the current situation on their purchasing power. Interestingly, the company also asks how one would receive new functions aimed at reducing consumption in the game, in particular the possibility of reducing its framerate or the definition of the screen.

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Of course, we are still far from the arrival of such features on our Xboxes and PCs. Microsoft only seems to be testing the waters for now and we could wait months before we see any real news on the subject. However, it should be noted that efforts have already been made in this area, especially with the power saving mode available since September on the Xbox Series X and S.

Source: Windows Central

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