Xbox One ‘Records Five Minutes Of Footage’, Microsoft Confirms
We already knew that the Xbox One will record the last five minutes of gameplay footage, as users are playing the Xbox One.
However, comments made by Microsoft corporate vice president during a talk at the Eurogamer Expo muddied the waters somewhat.
Harrison said that, with the Xbox One, users could record “as much or as little as they wanted”. This led some to speculate that the previously mooted five minute figure was now incorrect.
Microsoft has now clarified that the comments were misunderstood.
Speaking to GameInformer, Microsoft said: “We can confirm the recording buffer in Game DVR is 5 minutes, which we feel is optimised to take advantage of high-quality production features and advanced social mechanics in Xbox One.”
Microsoft confirmed that this five minute limit is applicable whether players are capturing the last five minutes of footage stored in the recording buffer, or if they are setting the Xbox One to start recording the action that is about to take place.
It’s not clear whether Microsoft are suggesting that the Xbox One will stop recording when the five minute limit is reached after hitting record, or if the Xbox One will continue recording and will simply split the video into five minute clips.
In contrast, the PS4 will store 15 minutes of footage in its recording buffer and, as far as we are currently aware, will continue recording as long as the user wants (hardrive space limiting, of course) when set to record manually.