Xbox One won't automatically record all Achievements

Director of product planning clarifies that developers can put conditions on automatic recording moments, but not every Achievement will be captured by default.

The Xbox One's Game DVR feature will not automatically record every Achievement a player unlocks, Microsoft director of product planning Albert Penello has clarified on NeoGAF.

"It won't be automatic for every Achievement. It's a feature that developers can unlock for achievements, OR, for instance, have hidden in the game for doing something cool or discovering something hidden," Penello said. "Basically, we allow developers access to Game DVR and they can put conditions on an automatic recording."

"But not every Achievement will automatically be recorded," he added.

It was previously said by an Xbox Australia representative that the Xbox One would in fact automatically record the moment a player unlocks all achievements.

Separately, a Microsoft representative provided a statement with more insight into the ways in which content can be captured on Xbox One using Game DVR.

"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 Game DVR feature for Xbox One 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. The Xbox One launches on November 22 for $500.

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Light_Blue_Wolf
Light_Blue_Wolf

Everything was fine until I read this. Now I'm sad because I'm more confused now. :(

Scorpion1813
Scorpion1813

They still didn't explain where this stuff is going to be saved. I think that was the only real concern over the feature.

Daian
Daian

They just keep sounding like bumbling idiots. One idiot says something, next day somebody else says the opposite.

soulless4now
soulless4now

I can't believe next gen is starting in less than 2 months. The arguments should liven this place up. 

twisted_sith
twisted_sith

that's pretty cool...PS4 is still better.

magicalclick
magicalclick

looks really cool, although the title is very misleading. Would love to have fun moments recorded for me. One of those hell yeah moment, I do the dance and leave Xbox One saving my joy for me. Ofc I can also record it myself, but, my dance is more important hehe. So, this is a nice feature to have. I think the game should let me set to record all achievements. Not that I need them all, but, I don't want to miss it. I can always delete them later.

de-astroturfer
de-astroturfer

Seriously I think they're doing it on purpose to confuse the hell out of everyone, confusion is better than the truth because the truth is they intend to violate your privacy and consumer rights and shaft you for every penny they can lay their lying thieving little paws on

MJ-X
MJ-X

In all honesty M$ needs their staff to shut the F up, no coordination at all between them whatsoever, its like everyone is a loose tongue.

One minute some one says something then another comes to clarify or backtrack what the previous one has said, either that or half the time they open their mouths they just make it so much worse. Release half info to get people to talk is one thing for marketing but being out of touch with consumers and releasing half @ssed info almost all the time is very unprofessional coming from a company like M$.

chevelle451
chevelle451

I always check this site before and after I work and to my surprise the same people are still on here trolling away!  Does Gamespot pay people to post or do people just have no life?

Judzilla
Judzilla

Trying to keep up with Microsoft's policies, reversals, clarifications and disclaimers is like watching a game of ping pong. 

FAIL_TR0LL
FAIL_TR0LL

This seems like a non-issue. I thought it meant record, as in you have to manually sync achievements, but it's just game DVR crap.

instigator81
instigator81

Considering how I am now too busy to make comments very often, it makes me wonder how so many of you are able to comment 24/7.  And a lot of you are PS people so it makes me wonder about that consumer base.

Legolas_Katarn
Legolas_Katarn

Really? Even that announcement had to have another announcement to say that it wasn't true?

DiverseGamer
DiverseGamer

This system is just getting shittier and shittier by day.

heartindarkness
heartindarkness

so sad...so sad...... it is a sad sad situation and it is getting more and more absurd ,,,,,,,,

b74kd3th
b74kd3th

Hell to all the fascist freaks here that when they determine something sucks you need to agree

s_h_a_d_o
s_h_a_d_o

Oh good... more contradiction. :|

Uhlextric
Uhlextric

They need to start giving their reps fact sheets on their console I think, so they're all on the same page.

infamous6
infamous6

As the days get closer until launch the Xbox One seems more and more like crap.

Algearond
Algearond

@Daian I am getting an X1 and could not agree more with this

a_huge_pfhan
a_huge_pfhan

@MJ-X  It's like they took the old Xbox division and swapped it with Roland Emmerich...

Legolas_Katarn
Legolas_Katarn

@malokevi ....The previous announcement saying that it would record all achievements automatically. 

malokevi
malokevi

@A_Rabid_Dog It's not a matter of likelyhood, it's a matter of capability. There is nothing "untrue" about what they said, simply some nuances that warranted clarification.

Stupid of you to argue with me about this.

Hop103
Hop103

@A_Rabid_Dog @Uhlextric @Hop103 The Xbox One may end up like the PC-FX, having such a low market share that only eroge gets made for it and this is the best case scenerio.

Uhlextric
Uhlextric

@A_Rabid_Dog @Hop103 @Uhlextric I agree, but constantly having to clarify what their console does is getting old. They should know what their box does by now :/ it's sad.