Xbox One Game Recording Only for Xbox Live Gold

xbox-one-console-bannerAs part of their corporate policies, Microsoft has mandated that they can’t go more than a few weeks without doing something to annoy their current and potential future consumer base.

So August’s early frontrunner for Xbone move of the month is Microsoft confirming that users will only be able to use the Xbox One’s ability to record gameplay if you are an Xbox Live Gold member.

This new piece of information was seemingly stumbled upon by Phillip Costigan of One Hit Pixel who saw that the official Xbox listing of Xbox Live Gold features on the Xbox One included the Game DVR. A quick follow-up email to Microsoft confirmed that the Game DVR feature would only be available to gamers with an Xbox Live Gold membership.

One would likely consider this another point in favour of the PlayStation 4. Currently known specs say that the PS4 can record up to 15 minutes of game footage for upload and the feature is available to all users, not just PS+ users. From what we’ve read, the Xbox One only allows 5 minutes of recording at 720p and 30 frames per second and that’s restricted to Gold members.

It might be worth noting that Skype is listed right below Game DVR on the list of Xbox Live Gold features on the Xbone. Somehow, it wouldn’t shock me if it’s also restricted to Gold members. After all, Netflix is restricted to Gold members and you still have to pay for a Netflix subscription on top of your Gold membership to access it.

Source: One Hit Pixel

About Steve Murray

Steve is the founder and editor of The Lowdown Blog and et geekera. On The Lowdown Blog, he often writes about motorsports, hockey, politics and pop culture. Over on et geekera, Steve writes about geek interests and lifestyle. Steve is on Twitter at @TheSteveMurray.

Posted on August 9, 2013, in Games and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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