Xbox Consoles are Getting a Night Mode

Xbox Consoles are Getting a Night Mode

We’ve learned that Xbox consoles are getting a Night Mode to help ease the strain on your eyes from prolonged screen time, according to new reports from Xbox Insiders.

While Xbox consoles are getting a Night Mode (via The Verge), the new mode actually has a lot of options to customize, including different dimming levels, an optional blue light filter, the option to dim the LED brightness on your Xbox controllers, the option to dim the Xbox console power button light (or the ability to turn it off completely), and even disabling HDR when night mode is on.

Here’s a video of the new Night Mode in action:

As with many other devices now, you can also set the Night Mode to turn on and off with a schedule so it’s automatic, turning it on at sunset and disabling it at sunrise.

As with any hot new features coming to Xbox consoles, this is hitting Xbox Insiders first in the Alpha Skip-Ahead ring and will come to the rest of Xbox users in a future console firmware update.

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