It has been known for quite some time now that Microsoft's next-gen console—the Xbox One—will have a "DVR" feature which will let players record their gameplay videos and share with friends. However, the question on everybody's minds was how long would the recorded video be. Microsoft Studios Creative Director Ken Lobb explained in a discussion with GameSpot about fighting game Killer Instinct that the console would record the last five minutes of gameplay.
"The last five minutes of any game you're playing is always being stored locally on your hard drive," Lobb said. The feature, dubbed Project Upload, will let users instantly upload and share their gameplay videos while they play games.
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Lobb explained two different scenarios for the recording feature, one offline and one online. In the online scenario, players can simply tell the Xbox One to "grab the last 30 seconds and save it." In the offline one, the player could finish a match and then go into the video editing tool on the console where the 5-minute clip can be edited. There will be options to add voiceover, picture-in-picture or other footage from the Kinect's camera.
The PlayStation 4 has earlier been reported as being able to record the last fifteen minutes of gameplay, which can then be shared directly by hitting the Share button on the DualShock 4 controller.
The Xbox One is set to hit stores later this year, but India will only get it late next year. The PlayStation 4 is slated for a 2013 launch in India.