Xbox One Will Record The Last 5 Minutes Of Gameplay

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Xbox One will be able to record the last five minutes of your gameplay automatically which is pretty cool, but it is a lot less time than the PlayStation 4 can store, it has been revealed. Microsoft Studios creative director Ken Lobb disclosed this news at the San Diego Comic-Con while he was talking about Killer Instinct on the Xbox One. The main idea behind the recording feature, preliminarily titled “Project Upload”, according to Lobb is that “you are always recording.”

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5 minutes isn’t bad but should it be longer?

Lobb continued further and explained that you can edit the footage as you go along, add titles, a voice-over or extra footage recorded using the Kinect device (all of which the PS4 is able to do but without Kinect obviously). If you are in a situation where you can’t stop playing (i.e. a multiplayer Battlefield 4 deathmatch), Microsoft will save the last 30 seconds of footage for you to edit later.

Ken Lobb explains this feature:

“Say you’re playing online and you just did the best thing ever – you can’t pause as you’re playing online. You can say ‘Xbox, record that’ and it’ll grab the last 30 seconds of gameplay for you to play around with later.”

Both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 will allow you to stream your gameplay online so in theory this would allow you to capture unlimited lengths of gameplay. Do you think five minutes is too short of a recording time? Should Microsoft at least match Sony in this department? Please tell us what you think in the comments below.

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