Microsoft: Xbox One likely to boot faster than TV from standby mode

Director of product planning says booting from standby mode will be "really quick," hopes most players take advantage of it.

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The Xbox One is likely to boot up faster than the television it displays on when in standby mode, according to director of product planning Albert Penello. Writing on Reddit (via Videogamer), Penello gave a rundown of the next-generation console's three power states: On, Off, and Standby.

"On is On. Off is Off. Standby allows 'Xbox On' [voice command], quick resume, checking for updates, etc," Penello said.

"This is the mode we'd like to see people in, obviously, so you get back to gaming or watching TV really quick. From standby, it's likely the Xbox will be on before the TV is completely powered up."

Penello did not say how long the Xbox One will take to boot up from the Off setting or provide other specifics regarding the standby mode, like how much power is needed. The Xbox One launches in 13 territories around the world on November 22.

By comparison, the PlayStation 4's suspend/resume mode, which puts the console in a low-power state similar to the Xbox One's standby mode, will not be available at launch. Instead, it will be added after release through a patch.

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