The Verge shared information that the team Microsoft was developing a night mode for Xbox systems. Today, Microsoft began testing this night mode with Xbox Insiders in the Alpha Skip-Ahead ring, which would allow the Xbox owners to reduce their displays, controller LED brightness, and also the Xbox power button.
The night mode would be highly customizable, with several lowering settings and an optional blue light filter. Microsoft would now also allow the Xbox customers to lower the LED brightness on their controllers in this night mode, as well as dim or turn off the Xbox power button light. When the night mode is active, you may also configure an Xbox to convert to system dark mode and disable HDR.
This Xbox night mode might also be set to a schedule, either manually or automatically, so that it would turn on at sunset and turn off at sunrise. Microsoft was presently testing this with Xbox Insiders, so it would be expected that this would make it through the various testing channels in the future before being released to the Xbox systems.
Furthermore, it appears that the period of the obnoxious LEDs that turn on the Xbox remote and consoles would be coming to an end since the night mode will enable you to lower or even turn off the LEDs on each one. If you want to play in the dark, you’ll know that these lights stand out at all times, and some people choose to cover them with sticky tape so that they don’t become an annoyance.
It’s unclear when the night mode would be available on Xbox consoles, but given that it’s part of the Insider programme, it wouldn’t be unexpected if it did so in one of the company’s upcoming system upgrades.