Microsoft on Xbox One vertical orientation: "Do it at your own risk"
Microsoft told GameSpot today that the Xbox One won't support vertical orientation due to the inclusion of a slot loading drive.
The Xbox One won't support vertical orientation, and could damage the console, according to Albert Panello, senior director of product management and planning at Xbox.
Panello revealed to GameSpot at the Tokyo Game Show, "We don't support vertical orientation; do it at your own risk." He clarified that "it wouldn't be a cooling problem, we just didn't design the drive for vertical. Because it's a slot loading drive, we just didn't design it for both".
The Xbox One isn't the only system to feature a slot loading drive; both the PlayStation 3--original and slim models--and PlayStation 4 have a similar design, and users are free to orient those consoles horizontally or vertically without risking damage to the console.
Panello stated that Microsoft discovered that "we found, interestingly enough, that 80 percent of people, believe it or not, have their Xbox  horizontally".
The Xbox One is scheduled for launch in North America, most European markets, Australia, and New Zealand on November 22 this year, with follow-up releases in Japan and the remaining European markets in 2014.
Top New Games Out On Switch, PS4, Xbox One, And PC This Month -- April 2020 5 Big New Switch, PS4, Xbox One, And PC Games Coming Soon -- March 22-31, 2020 Breakpoint’s Immersive Mode Almost Works We Test Half-Life Alyx On Every Major VR Headset Nintendo Direct Highlights: Animal Crossing, Super Smash Bros, & More Call Of Duty Warzone, Modern Warfare, & Mobile Updates: Everything You Need To Know In Under 3 Minutes GS News Update: New Fortnite Battle Pass Detailed GS News Update: Star Wars: Battlefront 2 Underperforms, Microtransactions Coming Back GS News Update: Metal Gear Survive Requires Constant Internet Connection, Has Microtransactions Battlefield: Bad Company 3 Rumors Surface - GS News Roundup Red Dead Redemption 2 Mission Discovered In GTA Online?! - GS News Roundup PUBG Xbox One Performance Issues - GS News Roundup
Got a news tip or want to contact us directly? Email email@example.com