Microsoft confirms Xbox One only has 5 minutes of recording

Although this previously seemed nailed down, comments by Microsoft Corporate Vice President Phil Harrison yesterday during his Eurogamer Expo talk re-opened speculation about how long Xbox One’s DVR capabilities would allow you to record game footage. While showcasing Xbox One’s Upload Studio, Harrison said users could record ”as much or as little as they wanted.” Microsoft now says that these comments were taken out of context, and that the previously known figure of 5 minutes recording time is still correct.

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JimmyLmao1483d ago

hmm i guess 5minutes is okay if you just want to save a quick/funny moment

but it is not enough for the entire gameplay of a match of TDM or something

I think 15minutes is the right amount

but hey, they both have external capture card support, so i guess it really doesn't matter, unless you dont want to buy a capture card.

Septic1483d ago

Can you not keep recording the last 5 minutes over and over? We really need to see how this works.

majiebeast1483d ago

Why is it every time Phil Harrison is on stage it leads to confusion. We are all joking he is a spy from Sony but at some points i actually think he is.

black0o1483d ago

wasn't this an old news

NukaCola1483d ago

I thought Jokesonyou and his peeps said that this was 5 mins on top of the auto 15 minute record feature. I guess that was all a lie. Can MS do anything ethical or right the first time? So many lies and 180s and excuses. Why would anyone support MS and not care enough to encourage them to actually change for the better? It's disgusting really.

Mystogan1483d ago

There has been this misinformation circling around.

It saves 5 minutes AUTOMATICALLY.

And as much as you want MANUALLY. You have to say "Xbox Record".

UltimateMaster1482d ago

Old news.

Phil Harrison goes on stage, says the Xbox Cloud will improve graphics and streams Halo 4 on a smartphone.

And I'm like; Isn't that Exactly what Sony Plans to do with the Gaikai technology on Smartphones, PC, Tablets, Vita Remote Play with PS4 and so on.

Yeah, perfect promotion for PlayStation.
"Not Halo 4 obviously, but a ton of PS3 games will be playable on Smartphones with Gaikai."

Then again, Phil Harrison was hired by Gaikai, so I'm assuming he knows a thing or two about Cloud Technology.

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gaelic_laoch1483d ago (Edited 1483d ago )

You would like to thinking having to pay for Gold to use this service would get you more time!!!!

Edit: to those that thumb down ye must just love throwing money at XB Gold and getting nothing in return!

Nabbic1483d ago

Exactly. If I was in charge of the Xbox, I would have looked at it this way:
"Okay, so the PS4 offers 15 minutes for free. We'll offer 20 minutes for free, AND an additional 20 minutes to Gold members. Giving a total of 40 minutes - 25 more than the PS4".
"Okay, so the PS4 offers 15 minutes for free. Err... 5 minutes. For Gold members only. Gentlemen, I have a good feeling about this gen".

MajorMayhem701483d ago

We pay for Gold cause XBL has the better online experience. I have Playstation Plus as well and aside from the free games it isn't on par with XBL. Of course that's my opinion but if you don't have both then your opinion will automatically be lopsided. As far as the next generation of gaming is concerned, I'll be paying for Gold because there will be 300,000 servers to enhance my online experience even further. I'll still have PS Plus as well and look forward to see what up grades the PS4 will do to their online service.

boing11483d ago

5 minutes is probably a hardware limitation. I've got a hunch this feature was added after PS4 reveal.

abusador1483d ago

Major mayhem....

I call bs on your online talk. This gen most games were p2p across all consoles reliant on host ISP there was no difference between online play on ps3 or level if anything ps3 had more games with dedicated servers, take that crap myth somewhere else. I played great online on ps3 with minimal issues. Definitely not worth the extra u put out with live and all the plastered adds

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sobotz1483d ago

I thought they already announce this a few months ago.

KwietStorm1483d ago

Read the article. Or just read the excerpt at the top of this page.

r1sh121483d ago

having a built in PVR in this case is completely pointless.
MS have missed the point entirely, they could have sold an add on accessory for a decent price and made money on it, but MS decided they want to make us buy kinect.
Thank goodness I am not buying the Xbone

OrangePowerz1483d ago

They might have just added it after Sony announced it.

DOMination-1482d ago

I think that seems quite likely ^

MS really seemed to be off guard with the ps4 reveal and xb1 is rushed because of it. Surely MS knew it was time for next gen. Everyone else did.

BallsEye1483d ago

5 minutes is more than enough. Don't want the servers to be flooded with videos of 5 hours of useless gameplay or whatever because people got nothing else to do so they just record and upload just about anything.

SoulSercher6201483d ago

I seriously hope that's a joke.

bryam19821483d ago

Lol xbone keeps getting better and better huh? Ps4 the master machine

Mystogan1483d ago

5 minutes automatically. Unlimited manually. This is a non-issue.

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NatureOfLogic1483d ago

More MS clarification. They need to get everyone on the same page.

HolyDuck1483d ago

Isn't clarification better than letting people speculate when they're wrong, and them ultimately being let down because it wasn't as nice as they expected?

Blackdeath_6631483d ago (Edited 1483d ago )

yes it is but when you have two stories going on it leads to even more speculation. MS seem so disconnected everytime they try and convey a message. disconnected not only from the gamers but also from themselves. easy solution is for phil spencer (the only one who seems to be at the forefront not making an major slip ups) to flat out deny or confirm any rumours or speculation much like shuhei yoshida is doing provided he doesn't use all the PR bullshit that he always does and just gives a straight yes or no answer

Kayant1483d ago

In this case I have to disagree the media is to blame here. They decided to spin it even though it's been already established that it was 5 mins before the media decided to take what Phil Harrison said out of context well it least it don't take about 2 weeks like the fifa incident or 3 days like Ryse.

Freedomland1483d ago (Edited 1483d ago )

PS4 not only records but also shares any moment that has already passed but you still want to share with your friend, you can go fifteen minutes back, choose, edit and upload. XB1 can only record five minutes.
I think XB1 needs Live Gold to record, without internet it won't record.

PS4 can do with just touch of a button.

Decide yourself.

DOMination-1482d ago

Good luck sharing your content when not connected to the internet.

Freedomland1482d ago


But atleast you can record, keep it, share it later.

Good luck even thinking about recording with XB1 when not connected.

gaelic_laoch1483d ago (Edited 1483d ago )

5 mins is about as long my patience is for M$ at the moment!

falviousuk1483d ago

yet you spend far more time trolling xbox related articles for something you are not interested in.

gaelic_laoch1483d ago (Edited 1483d ago )

Gaming interests me in general and believe it or not I honestly hand on heart do not want to see XBOX fans getting screwed over! :)

But that does not mean I will ease up on my harsh attitude towards M$!

I fully intend on picking up their console in the future once I am happy I am getting what I expect and paid for!

Intentions1483d ago

I'm not much of a gameplay recording type, well tbh I don't care for the feature at all, but for the people who do, does it mean [even though it is really inconvenient] I can record 5 mins, then continue recording until I stop, eg a entire mp match? Or is it ONLY 5 mins at a given time?

This applies for PS4, even though it's 15 mins but still.

Confused :S

JimmyLmao1483d ago

hmm, well they say the Game-DVR buffer is only 5minutes... so that means you can only save the last 5minutes of gameplay, so not the entire match... but i believe you can livestream an entire match.

same situation with PS4, but 15minutes.

forcefullpower1483d ago

On the PS4 I think you can edit the last 15 mins on the system but it can continuously keep recording and there is no time limit on that but probably will due to space.

So not sure if the Xbox can do continuous recording.

Skate-AK1483d ago

Judging by the context I would say only 5 at any given time. Would have to break a BF4 match into 3-4 videos.
Same goes for PS4 but would only have to split it into 2 videos.

Mike134nl1483d ago (Edited 1483d ago )

So there will be a recording buffer of 5 min, so if you say to your xbox save recording it will save the last 5 min.
Correct me if I am wrong, while if you at the beginning of your playing session say begin recording it will record until you say 'stop'.

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meatysausage1483d ago

at least it saves to the cloud and not the hdd

FlyingFoxy1483d ago

people say the cloud as if its some type of magical thing, its just online storage..

drsfinest721483d ago

Uh that's exactly what he implied.

TheFamous11483d ago

It's not magic? ........seriously?

meatysausage1483d ago

exactly what I said......
Not sure why people are diagreeing with that. Its true

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forcefullpower1483d ago

Xbox will also save to the HDD and its up to you to upload it to XBox live. It will not continuously upload video footage via your internet connection.

MasterCornholio1483d ago

It stores the footage in the HDD first to allow you to edit the video with out any delays then you can upload to the cloud.

Nexus 7 2013

thejoker10001483d ago

cloud?????? LMFAO do you guys believe this shit?!!

meatysausage1483d ago

What? stop being an idiot.
I said xbox saves the footage with online storage. The cloud works for that. Even the ps3 does that.
shouldnt even be wasting my time with you

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