Xbox One game DVR captures in 720p at 30 fps

Corporate vice president Marc Whitten confirms next-generation console will not capture game footage at full high-definition.

The Xbox One's game DVR functionality will not capture footage at full 1080p resolution, but rather 720p at 30 frames-per-second.

"Game DVR captures beautiful clips at 720p 30fps," Xbox corporate vice president Marc Whitten told IGN.

Xbox One launch game Forza Motorsport 5, as one example, will run in 1080p at 60 frames-per-second, meaning gamers will notice a dip in quality of recorded content.

As revealed last month, the Xbox One will record the last five minutes of gameplay. Gamers can say "Xbox Record" at any time to begin recording content at any point.

Players can then edit their video and spruce it up with voice-over and even picture-in-picture through the Kinect. Videos can then be shared through social networks. The Xbox One also supports external video capture devices.

The PlayStation 4 also boasts a similar gameplay recording feature, though Sony has yet to give specific details about capture quality. Both systems launch this holiday season.

Written By

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

Want the latest news about Forza Motorsport 5?

Forza Motorsport 5

Forza Motorsport 5

Follow

Discussion

1113 comments
Lostat
Lostat

Disappointed to hear its only 30fps instead 60fps, but for me, I'm mostly interested in broadcasting over Twitch.TV, so just so long as its acceptable then I'm OK with that, plus 720p @ 30fps will certainly make it easier to stream viewers.

suren1998
suren1998

so the xbox cant record as good as the ps4 and u need xbox live to use it. i smell a new reversal imerging from micrososft

GhostofWar75
GhostofWar75

Im still not graphically impressed with some games. 

Deathsmiles76
Deathsmiles76

I was on a role think I was a little mean though

mouseteeth
mouseteeth

The difference in file size is crazy huge. The difference in quality is minimal. And besides, this feature is only meant for the Call of Duty brohs to begin with. Why would you want to wait hours to upload a 1080p video to youtube when almost NO ONE watches them at that quality because it takes too much bandwith/loading time?

innocent69
innocent69

PS4 is far superior!!! I can upload video at full 1080p, and share it with my 2000 creepy stalker friends :P

If Sony does go for 1080p capture, wouldn't that eat up more of the 8gigs of internal memory?

zpluffy
zpluffy

I think youtube only compress vids @ 30fps. Anyways, they could have at least upgrade it to 1080p

Wahab_MinSeo
Wahab_MinSeo

Next-Gen Consoles Like Xbox One & PS4 Should Run All Games with Screen resolution 4K 2160p at 60FPS!

wolf503
wolf503

This is good, although I'd still prefer external capture cards. I just hope Sony don't have HDCP through HDMI, since MS isn't doing it on the XOne.

KimCheeWarriorX
KimCheeWarriorX

i have a feeling that a lot more free and/or discounted offers will be given by both parties this time around because the competition is obviously a lot more fierce. this also equals to more benefits for us consumers/gamers. my point is, its good to have rivals competing, it just benefits everyone.

Ben Davison
Ben Davison

Its coming to pc as it would be a big mistake not to also like GTA4 they released on pc a few weeks later so they most likely do it for GTA5 so sit down

Darren Carrick
Darren Carrick

Pc graphics are always going to be better as console games are built/created on a pc!!!!!!!!!!!!!

KillzoneSnake
KillzoneSnake

Thats good, uploading a 1080p vid is a waste of time. Still PS4 recording is better, longer time :)

KILLAKREEM
KILLAKREEM

Both consoles will have their + and - everyone. But at the end of the day "can we just game, can we just game"?

Real Bukka
Real Bukka

Dont fight about Exclusives, just look back at history. PS alwas have 3 to 1 exclusives over Xbox. Dont be a fool and build your opinion based on the FIRST E3 of their lifespan.

cnx2022
cnx2022

HAHAHAHAHAHAH! Go on Xdrones, and rant on about how stupid it is to be able to upload at 1080p, and how you will never use it!! hahah. It doesn't have the power? 

hahahahahahaahhaha. Watch next week how SONY will announce how you can upload at 1080p, and I will LOVE it. It will be awesome!!!

Drop the bomb on these heart crushed Xboners, SONY!!

SiLenTWarrior29
SiLenTWarrior29

Half this fucking year we had to play the guessing game with ms and Sony. Why can't they just drop the freaking bomb already... it's only like 3 months till both consoles will supposedly be released. JUST GIVE US THE WHOLE FUCKING SCOPE ALREADY! *flips table* Tired of wondering wtf this or that would be... can't TAKE THIS SHIT no more.

ziqi92
ziqi92

Next week: Sony announces that the PS4 can capture footage in 1080p at 60 fps, but also has the option to capture footage in 720p at 30 fps.


I won't be surprised if I'm actually right.

ominous_prime
ominous_prime

@Gaming-Planet More like, it's less practical to have 1080P at 60FPS. The ones that would have benefited most would have been games journalists or YouTube wannabes. The difference in 1080P to 720P in terms of file size is quite a bit. I expect that every account for XBOX One will have a limit of file space that can be allocated for free uploads to the cloud for videos.

ominous_prime
ominous_prime

@KillzoneSnake The time is irrelevant. If you really wanted to, you could spam either recording device. It's just that you have smaller clips to work with with the XBOX One, which is ideal if you edit videos. Longer clips means more searching for what you actually want to upload.

ominous_prime
ominous_prime

@bongsyas_23 If that were true, why would you be reading articles not about PC. Wouldn't this be beneath you?

Csdabest89
Csdabest89

@cnx2022 Next week. Sony announces the PS4 will be capable of having split screen with up to 8 players. Sony fanboys go insane with joy.

ominous_prime
ominous_prime

@ziqi92 It's all software based, so if this needed to change for either company in the future, it could.

cnx2022
cnx2022

@ziqi92 Which will make it all that damn muthafuggin awesome!!! I expect to hear that!!! Of course you shouldn't be surprised! WE expect that.

the beauty of fierce competition!

SiuLimTao108
SiuLimTao108

@ominous_prime But not everybody uses capture for purposes that are edited. For example: Walkthroughs. Also, capping shorter clips is only a matter of hitting the share button a second time. But, anyway, most journalists and such will probably just buy an HDMI converter for a couple bucks and use a Capture Card anyway. Microsoft should balance it out by keeping it free, since apps, share and cross chat are free on PS4. But, unfortunately Microsoft requires Live Gold.

cnx2022
cnx2022

@daemonproject @cnx2022 I would accept it. REeally I would. I was just remembering the time SONY announced the 2000 friend limit. You had ALL the Xbots crying and complaining about it like there was no tomorrow.

cnx2022
cnx2022

@innocent69 @cnx2022 @daemonproject No, that is your own very personal negative outlook which in fact, makes you look like a "sour" and "sore" troller, or asshurt individual.

Many of us did not see it as an "advantage", we saw it as something AWESOME that we have been asking SONY for years. Many advocated the infinite amounts of friends and it looks like they could not give us that. So they gave us 2000.

I mocked all the people that said what you did. That is by no means "trying to gain advantage", they were simply giving what tons of fans have been asking for so many years.

All those cry-babies sounded really stupid. Kind of like Dell announcing that they will have a certain model of a laptop with 10 Terabytes of HDD and then the very casual ones come on to cry about how stupid that is because there is NO way someone could ever fill that up.

Yes you were crying. Sony is not charging you for that, nor are they imposing this, nor are they pushing it on you. It is ALL VERY optional. YOU could have ZERO friends for all we give a fuck.

You and many others came on to cry and bitch about  it. It's simple: you don't need it, don't use it. Plain and simple. 

slainta
slainta

@Deathsmiles76 You misspelled RROD, the cause of failure with the higher rate in all electronics industry.