A new video reveals even a catastrophic event like a house fire cannot stop the resilient Xbox Series S. Despite taking significant exterior damage, the console still powers on – proving its nearly indestructible built quality.
The video from Xbox News shows a badly burned Xbox Series S somehow functioning generally after being rescued from a devastating blaze. While its plastic shell suffered heavy melting, the internals remain intact.
Built Survivor Tough
Microsoft designed the Xbox Series S as the smallest, sleekest Xbox yet. But the video proves the compact console is also remarkably tough.
Few consumer electronics could endure such extreme heat and still turn on afterwards. The Series S seems nearly unkillable thanks to robust internal components shielded by the outer plastic housing.
While the tested unit will likely have a shortened lifespan from fire damage, its sheer survival leaves an impression of Microsoft’s engineering.
Ongoing Limitations Remain a Challenge
Ironically, the Xbox Series S’s durability contrasts with its technical limitations, which still challenge game developers.
The affordable next-gen console uses lower-resolution rendering that poses problems for complex games. Recent titles have struggled to run well on Series S hardware.
But with the console selling well, Microsoft remains committed to it. Developers must continue optimizing games around the Series S’s constraints rather than treating it like an afterthought.
One Sturdy Gaming Workhorse
Despite developers’ headaches over technical shortcomings, the Xbox Series S has proven an unstoppable gaming machine.
Capable of withstanding a raging fire that destroys most devices, the Series S seems built to last generations of gamers. Its resilience is symbolic of its staying power.