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PS4 beats Xbox One again, offers 15 minute gameplay recordings

Sam Loveridge

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Xbox One Wireless Controller and PS4 DualShock 4
Xbox One Wireless Controller and PS4 DualShock 4

Sony has confirmed that the PS4 will be constantly recording the last fifteen minutes of gameplay, beating the five minute window offered by the Xbox One.

The PS4 will use a dedicated hardware encoder to continually record the last fifteen minutes of gameplay footage.

Confirmed by Neil Brown, Head of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, not only will PS4 gamers be able to review the last fifteen minutes of gameplay footage, but they will be able to use the dedicated share button on the DualShock 4 controller to record specific moments.

The Xbox One features a similar gameplay DVR, but it will only record the last five minutes of gameplay rather than the quarter of an hour offered by its Sony rival.

Xbox One gamers can quickly get the Microsoft console to capture gameplay footage by saying “Xbox, record that”. That will get the console to record the last 30 seconds of gameplay.

“It’s called ‘Project Upload’,” said Ken Lobb, Microsoft Creative Director. “So the idea is that you’re always recording. We have a ring buffer DVR basically, so the last five minutes of any game you’re playing is always being stored locally on your hard drive.”

Gamers can also edit their gameplay footage using the Xbox One, with the console’s array of video editing tools, which encompasses highlights reels, voiceovers and piece to camera section using the Xbox One Kinect.

“We have things, basically a wrapper, so you can put up something that comes before and after,” added Lobb. “The [example] video we showed said ‘Best of Evo’, and you can also if you’d like, [add] voiceover and even put in some stuff from the Kinect camera, do picture-in-picture.”

PS4 gamers will also be able to edit their gameplay footage, and both next-generation consoles will allow users to stream their proudest moments online.

Next, read our Xbox One vs PS4 comparison.

itsallgonepearshaped

July 23, 2013, 2:13 pm

Yea, but do we care? I'm sure the small minority of boys playing games will love this feature, but when was the last time you wanted to watch someone else play a game, say as opposed to playing it yourself...
A dedicated button??? what's the use of a button you never press?

Malkill Basdain

July 24, 2013, 5:18 am

I agree... this isn't a win for anyone. MS could just as easily just change the parameters to be 30 minutes or an hours if they wanted to. And this feature doesn't improve my game-play experience.

Malkill Basdain

July 24, 2013, 5:19 am

way to go disqus and not post my comments yet again

SlowDance

July 24, 2013, 2:10 pm

With the Hauppauge HD PVR 2 you can record for as long as you like in 1080p!

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