In the lead up to the release of their new console, Microsoft have revealed more specific details about how their much touted recording feature will work.
Feature to have app called Upload Studio
The Xbox One will allow gamers to capture record and upload the last five minutes of their gameplay. The footage will be captured in 720p at 30 FPS, which while not ideal as some games like Forza 5 will be running at 1080p and 60 FPS, is a good compromise considering the upstream bandwidth involved.
There will also be extra features such as editing on the fly, adding voice overs and customising titles. You can also simply tell the Xbox One to “record that” and it will record the last 30 seconds of which you can go back later and edit, upload and share whenever you like – which will be a great feature to those who are looking to capture their greatest goals, kill-streaks or even funnier moments in games.
One bonus of making the footage captured a little smaller is that the upload and sharing of the content will be more seamless and straightforward
Marc Whitten, Chief Xbox One Platform Architect, has been quoted as saying
“The first thing you’ll see with our game DVR is the integration of our Upload service on the console. This service allows you to manage, edit, and share your content. Your clips are stored in the cloud. Also, you’ll see games making “magic moment” videos of your gameplay based on the game DVR functionality – all seamlessly integrated.
You’ll be able to see these clips in the Xbox One Guide, in your own game DVR collection, and when you are looking at gamercards on the system. You’ll also see games take advantage of this platform capability and do interesting things to integrate captured game footage into the game experience itself.”
Xbox Live Achievemants to get facelift
Microsoft have also confirmed that achievement are to remain for Xbox 360 titles on the new console. However, Xbox One titles will have an entirely new achievement system that will have extra features such as the possibility of time locked achievements, real prizes and temporary one off achievements.
You will even be able to gain two different sets of achievements on Xbox 360 cross generation games such as the upcoming Call of Duty: Ghosts
“Every game has its own set of achievements, so if you’re playing Call of Duty: Ghosts on Xbox 360 and on Xbox One, you can earn a separate set of Gamerscore in each game,” he said.
“But on the Xbox One version, you’re getting a much richer set of features, such as seeing your achievements progress on the Xbox One console, being able to unlock new achievements throughout the year, and earning real prizes inside and outside of the game.”
It has previously been confirmed by Microsoft themselves that your Xbox Live Gamer score will carry over to the new generation of consoles
Difference between generations finally becoming clearer
One thing is for sure, Microsoft have definitely become more successful in differentiating the Xbox One from the current Xbox 360. It is becoming clear to see that it is not only a console with more power and upgraded graphics .
Microsoft are now continuously releasing tidbits of information that are proving how the console will truly be a next gen console with more developed well laid out and interesting features being detailed and outlined on a weekly rate. Features like this example of game recording footage and the live streaming, while relatively simple have the potential to redefine how we share our favourite games and gaming moments.
Keep checking in as we continue to follow the latest developments when it comes to Microsoft’s new console – the Xbox One.