Microsoft has a simple suggestion for players who are worried about the smoke billowing on the Xbox: Don’t blow smoke into the Xbox first.
The tech giant’s reaction to the videos was a nosedive. These videos were designed to show the new Xbox Series X consoles emitting smoke, some of which may have been impersonated by fools on the Internet.
Microsoft’s Xbox team said on Twitter Wednesday night: “We can’t believe we have to say that, but please don’t blow away the smoke on your Xbox Series X.”
After distributing the clip, Microsoft seemed to be dissatisfied with this. The clip appeared to show that a game console priced at $500 (which was officially launched on Tuesday) sprayed gray smoke from its cooling vents, indicating that the system was overheating and on fire.
But another viral video demonstrates how to achieve early video recording by simply exhaling vapor from the vape pen to the bottom of the Xbox and letting “smoke” circulate in the machine.
It is not clear whether Microsoft has discovered any real cases of smoking Xbox, but the early days of the X series have not been completely free of malfunction. A Twitter user who complained about smoking also posted a video of the console, making a huge bang, and then suddenly shutting down. According to Polygon, others have also reported problems with the machine’s optical drive.
Microsoft did not immediately respond to a request for comment early on Wednesday, but it is reported that the company is investigating the issue.
Microsoft told The Verge reporter: “We take all product safety reports seriously, and our products meet or exceed industry standards.” “We are under further investigation.”