Xbox One Game DVR captures all Achievements

[UPDATE] Next-gen console's DVR functionality will automatically record the moment a player records an in-game Achievement; functionality a component of "Greatest Clips" feature.

[UPDATE] Following the publication of this story, a Microsoft representative provided a statement clarifying the ways in which content is captured through the Xbox One Game DVR feature.

"Xbox One keeps a rolling record of your most recent gameplay, and there are two main ways for this video to be captured by Game DVR," the representative said. "First, game developers mark 'greatest clips' that happen within the game that represent fun and interesting moments within gameplay, such as when you unlock certain Achievements. Additionally, you can also issue commands, with either your voice or the controller, to capture interesting moments you would like to record or that just happened.

The original story is below.

The Xbox One's Game DVR functionality will automatically record the moment a player unlocks an in-game Achievement, Xbox Australian platform category lead Adam Pollington confirmed in a new interview with YouTube user ChampChong (via Kotaku).

Previously, players would have to set up an external capture system to save a moment such as this.

The Game DVR feature continually records around five minutes of footage in the background, which players can then process through Microsoft's Upload studio and share with friends. Captured content can be shared only through Xbox Live at launch, with support for social networking sites like Facebook coming later.

Sony's PlayStation 4 will automatically record the last 15 minutes of gameplay, which players can then edit and share with their friends through the DualShock 4's new "Share" button. It is not clear if the PS4's video recording functionality will record the moment a player unlocks a trophy.

The Xbox One and PS4 launch next month. According to a report from the International Data Corporation, the PS4 will outsell the Xbox One at launch due to a variety of factors, including its lower price point.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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leimonides
leimonides

A nice feature to have, on any console really.I like the idea of being able to go back and see what I was doing exactly when I reach an acheivement. While I am not getting an Xone, it's nice to know it has this feature. A little more info on how it works will be good as well v(example, when it does capture it, do you have to address it right away, therby pulling you out of the game to do what you want with it).

moesuir
moesuir

will it make waffles, like the Sony Waffle Iron version 4 ?

KingRawer
KingRawer

I just love Sony fans, their so nice! :I

Battle_Toad27
Battle_Toad27

Well we all seem to be loving these DVR/Share/Bore your friends senseless features don't we. While it is nice to see a community forming around respective consoles and bringing players together in a more cohesive environment.. to subsequently scratch each others eyes out over whether Sonic is better than Mario (huh? Oh we've moved on?) Errr... Gex and Bubsy?. My question is thus; Who is watching these boring arse videos? Sure if I need help unlocking an achievement but seriously it reminds me of watching my mate playing on his snes when I was 12. The little tease would always promise I could play in just a minute but I was forced to watch on bored senseless and frustrated. Naively he would assume that I was loving every second, my little eyes twinkling with joy at his mastery of the portly italian plumber.... I was not.... Watching sucks. 

WolfgarTheQuiet
WolfgarTheQuiet

PlayStation for the long run, history shows, MS will bring bad policies back down the track, save yourself pain and headache get PS4 or a good PC

bkohary
bkohary

Owning Dark Souls should be an achievement.

VoidSECT
VoidSECT

This is actually a good feature for achievement hunters, good one MS.

kutulu1
kutulu1

Yeah, it also records a lot of other things too; NSA??

MapleLeafKush
MapleLeafKush

this is the only nice feature Xbone has going for it

The_Dragon_Born
The_Dragon_Born

There will be a poorly worded terms of service contract that you will be supposed to decline if you don't want your info sold to advertisers. Hope you know which one to decline. Good luck...

senjutsu
senjutsu

niiiiiiiiiiiiiiice, I hope the PS4 will offer that as well (surely, as they both copy each other non stop). This is a neat feature! ^_^

JoshDPU
JoshDPU

I love grabbing achievements, so this is actually a pretty cool feature.

Ejotei
Ejotei

I still havent decided what console to buy but wow PS4 fanboys are crazy, I agree with the bashes against xbone when it had its retarded policies but now I think both are more than capable consoles

kasumi45
kasumi45

I hope this doesent take too much space away or those achievements like dead or alive 4... 20 looses....

JimmeyBurrows
JimmeyBurrows

They don't share it with anyone, they just put a link to anything and everything you upload to the "public" lol

cirugo
cirugo

I'm sure there's someone who cares about this...

Karjah
Karjah

This just seems kind of pointless unless your a lets play creator or some kind of video game commentary.  I doubt most players are going to do more then look at this for a few moments think "that's cool" and ultimately never use it. 

xxYetterxx
xxYetterxx

great but we heard about this 3 months ago

joshroy311
joshroy311

Also known as The Epeen Waver 3000.

DamnILoveGames
DamnILoveGames

Come on Sony guys, can't we leave them alone? Oh yeah, this is the internet. The land of pre-pubescent immaturity.

PosiTVEMinD355
PosiTVEMinD355

Meh, never really cared too much about achievements...but I have to admit, this is a pretty cool feature

hadlee73
hadlee73

I got an achievement in Assassin's Creed II last night, for finishing a level. The last 2 minutes of that level consisted of me jogging from one part of Florence to another. Not sure I'd bother sharing something like that :P

zoopsat
zoopsat

ok, now this is pretty damn cool. So of these achievements are pretty hard to get. I like this. 

Unbiased-Gamer
Unbiased-Gamer

AND here come the PlayStation 3.5 trolls. All they want is better grafix and physixxsss! 

Thanatos2k
Thanatos2k

Do people really care about this shit?

MajahretDiviera
MajahretDiviera

so how is this being done. is it automatic, and i just saves it and shares it with out the need of someone to say so? if so, how will it know how long the clip will be within the 5 minutes that it can save? or does it just save a 5 second clip of the achievement pop in? or does it just stop your game, and pop up another screen asking you if you want to save it or not? Also, is this for all achievement? if so, why?

furthermore, how is it that you can have these two sentences next to one another, when the first one answers the second one? "Sony's PlayStation 4 will automatically record the last 15 minutes of gameplay, which players can then edit and share with their friends through the DualShock 4's new "Share" button. It is not clear if the PS4's video recording functionality will capture the moment a player unlocks a trophy. " it is pretty clear since it records everything, that it will capture the moment you unlock a trophy, the unclear thing would be if the pop up message will be recorded or not, though i would guess and am pretty certain that it will.

biggestnewb
biggestnewb

@Battle_Toad27 it's kinda fun to watch your gameplay especially if something amazing happened that was like one in a million. but honestly what i've seen so far is all social crap. apps, connect to social media, blah blah blah. why don't they talk more about what the consoles can actually do in terms of gaming instead of how you'll be able to socialize even more.. coz i'm pretty sure these were suppose to be gaming consoles

davvyk
davvyk

@Battle_Toad27 I will use this feature as will millions of  other people who watch gameplay on YouTube or Twitch at the moment. 


Some people enjoy watching gameplay.

Aleperez75
Aleperez75

WolfgarTheQuiet, I'm getting an Xbox because i want to save me the headache of the host andvantage lag situation that only the PS4 will still have. Good luck with your inferior technology device and with your weaker games lineup.

WolfgarTheQuiet
WolfgarTheQuiet

@VoidSECT PlayStation for the long run, history shows, MS will bring bad policies back down the track, save yourself pain and headache get PS4 or a good PC

senjutsu
senjutsu

@Ejotei Bah, there is tons of fanboys all over any console. I'm going for a PS4 as I love the studios they own (Naughty Dog, Santa Monica, Japan Studio, etc), but the XBO is a really cool console too. The only downside for me is the studios I talked about. After all it's all about games. Check the current gen AAA titles of both and see what you like. If you wanna play the next Heavy Rain/Last of Us/Uncharted/Infamous/Gran Turismo, it's Playstation, if you prefer Gears or War/Halo/Forza/dead rising/Viva Pinata, it's the xbox one side. Both will have pretty much the same other games, same tech, same kind of stuff. Also, if you have kids and want kinect, it's a big difference (if).

FallenOneX
FallenOneX

@cirugo It's actually a big deal to me. I'm a memory fanatic, and I absolutely hate it when I can't figure out what's eating up my free space. Stopped using iTunes years ago when I realized that putting pics on my ipod meant another copy (in an unusable format) was also being saved on my PC. That problem may have been fix/changed by now, but I'll never know.

biggestnewb
biggestnewb

@Aleperez75 like this guy said. history shows. look at the PS3's line up. so many masterfully beautiful games that mostly got 9s and 10s. yet what did the xbox 360 have to offer? FPS shooters? maybe the games are lacking at the launch, but you'd have to be one delusional person to think that the PS4 won't have amazing games down the road. it's just a matter of time.

Evilbunz
Evilbunz

@Aleperez75 Inferior games hmmm.... list me all the xbox 360 exclusives and compare them to the ps3 exclusives. When it comes to exclusives sony shits all over microsoft and has since forever.

Also do not fool yourself that xbone won't have same issue... dedicated servers for every game on xbone is a lie but people like you believe every piece of rubbish microsoft feeds to you.

milomell
milomell

@Aleperez75 the only product is inferior is the xbone, it's funny how u keep deluding urself thinking it's superior lol

Ejotei
Ejotei

@senjutsu @Ejotei Yeah youre right, I think im leaning towards the xbox because of Titanfall, KH3 would have made me buy ps4 but its coming to xbone as well so ill just wait and try out both of them in friends houses.

hadlee73
hadlee73

@krystyla @hadlee73 Indeed, but if I do something cool on an X1 game I'll just use its regular recording feature to share the moment. I don't want to have to go into the recordings at the end of a heavy achievement session just to go delete a bunch of things I didn't want in the first place. :P

FallenOneX
FallenOneX

@hadlee73 Thank you, that was the only thought on my mind when I read the title of the article.