Microsoft is cur­rent­ly test­ing a sys­tem-lev­el night mode for Xbox con­soles. Users in the Xbox Insid­ers Alpha Skip-Ahead ring will have access to these options right now.

This new update will give you the abil­i­ty to set sched­ules for when your con­sole goes into night mode, includ­ing man­u­al sched­ul­ing and auto­mat­ic sched­ul­ing accord­ing to your time zone’s sun­rise and sun­set times. In night mode you can set sev­er­al para­me­ters to make gam­ing in dark mode more com­fort­able, like an adjustable blue light fil­ter (which can affect the abil­i­ty to fall asleep), as well as the over­all bright­ness of the image on your display.

Xbox Night Mode Allows You To Dim Your Screen And Controllers

This mode also allows you to tog­gle HDR on and off based on the time of day, pre­vent­ing games from boot­ing up with super high bright­ness lev­els. The update will final­ly let you tog­gle the bright­ness of the logo on the Xbox con­troller, along with the con­sole itself. 

Since the update is still in test­ing, Microsoft might change it as they receive more feed­back. Typ­i­cal­ly, updates in the alpha ring don’t take too long to arrive to every­one else. In oth­er Xbox news, Microsoft is plan­ning anoth­er livestream dur­ing Gamescom this month, with sev­er­al updates on already-announced titles being shown dur­ing the stream.