Xbox insiders are currently testing a new feature that will soon be rolled out to consoles: “Night Mode,” which will dim everything Microsoft can dim, from the console’s user interface to the lights on the controller.
As discovered by The edge, The night mode is not only there as a toggle switch, it offers many settings and functions, such as:
- There is a blue light filter
- You can adjust to different levels of a dimmed screen
- A system-wide dark mode runs through the user interface and games
- HDR can be deactivated
- The LED brightness of controllers can also be dimmed, as can the Xbox power button itself
- Night mode can be scheduled either at user-defined times or automatically based on the system clock
Clean! If I can do these things on my phone, then there’s no reason I shouldn’t be doing the same with game consoles (although it should be noted that the PS5 has some this functionality already, whereby a night mode is available for the LED light of the DualShock 5) So this is a cool move from Microsoft. You can see how it all works in the following video:
As this mode is still in the testing phase, it is not yet known when it will be available on all consoles. And to save you from saying the same thing 1000 times in the comments, yes the Switch needs this more than an Xbox, and yes it would be great if it had one too instead of just a simple “dark” topic.