Currently, the ability to record and upload video game footage using Xbox One’s new “Game DVR” is an exclusive feature for Xbox Live Gold members. Microsoft confirmed this in both a recent response to One Hit Pixel, concerning the feature’s membership limitations, and on their official Xbox Live features page. Microsoft stated that,
I can confirm that Game DVR features will be available to Xbox Live Gold members only.
Also, the Game DVR (Digital Video Recorder) itself allows Xbox Live Gold members to either select and record five minutes of game footage, or instantly save the last thirty seconds of a game. The latter is useful for online multiplayer matches or other instances where the game cannot be paused. The footage captured from the game can then be edited and uploaded to Xbox Live’s cloud storage.
Furthermore, Marc Whitten, the chief Xbox One platform architect, confirmed a few important details about the new Game DVR in a Q&A on IGN. When asked what video quality the Game DVR will record in and where the video clips are uploaded, he replied that,
Game DVR captures beautiful clips at 720p 30fps. The first thing you’ll see with our game DVR is the integration of our Upload service on the console. This service allows you to manage, edit, and share your content. Your clips are stored in the cloud. Also,…You’ll be able to see these clips in the Xbox One Guide, in your own game DVR collection, and when you are looking at gamercards on the system. You’ll also see games take advantage of this platform capability and do interesting things to integrate captured game footage into the game experience itself.
What do you think about the membership exclusivity of Xbox One’s new Game DVR? What rare moments do you hope to capture with the system? Leave a comment below and share your thoughts!
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