Xbox One will support external video capture

Upcoming console will allow for off-device gameplay recording; HDCP content blocked from capture.


Microsoft's upcoming Xbox One console will allow users to capture gameplay using external recording devices, Microsoft Game Studios vice president Phil Spencer has told Polygon.

Asked whether the Xbox One will support footage being captured through the console's HDMI ports, specifically given the device's High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) system, Spencer replied in the positive: "Yep," Spencer told the site. "Exactly like it works today [on the Xbox 360]."

However, while users will be able to preserve their top gaming moments at will off-console, the system will still actively protect against users making unauthorised copies of content that includes HDCP.

"If all you care about is getting the gameplay, you're fine," Spencer said.

Microsoft previously confirmed that Xbox One owners will be able to save the previous 5 minutes of gameplay, allowing players to edit highlight videos and share them online. The Xbox One will ship this November.

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