For those out there planning on picking up Microsoft's next-gen Xbox One console and are thinking about placing it vertically on their shelf, the console maker has warned that this is probably not a good idea.
Speaking to GameSpot UK
, Albert Panello, senior director of product management for Microsoft's Xbox division has warned that the Xbox One does not "support vertical orientation; do it at your own risk." According to Panello this is due to the Xbox One supporting a slot loading drive, something that the team "just didn't design the drive for vertical."
Interestingly, Microsoft's next-gen competitor PlayStation 4 also includes a slot loading drive, however Sony has outlined that users will be able to go both horizontal or vertical without fear of chewing the disc or wrecking the slot.
Xbox One is set for launch on November 22nd across 13 countries including Australia and New Zealand.