Xbox One’s DVR Will Not Automatically Record Achievements; Albert Penello Explains How it’ll Work

During an interview Xbox Australia Product Manager Adam Pollington said that the Xbox One’s DVR feature would automatically record any achievement unlocked on the system.

Today Microsoft’s Director of Product Planning Albert Penello explained that Pollington did not correctly describe the feature, and how it actually works.

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LackTrue4K1413d ago

soooooo......a day ago they said it will, now
it won't?!?!

Dear Microsoft,

your online friend, V3NOMOSO

GamerzElite1413d ago

Again PR Fail... Learn from past M$.

darthv721413d ago

so it does do what it said but is more developer controlled instead of across the board.

good to know.

hakeem09961413d ago

How is that a Fail ? he wasn't wrong ,just didn't explain things right. if the publishers allows it ,the game will indeed record you achievements .
Not all achievements can be recorded ,we knew that already when we heard of it .

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miDnIghtEr20C_SfF1413d ago (Edited 1413d ago )

Let me guess. First two post on here from guys not even buying an X1.

Gamingcapacity1413d ago

MS not done anything wrong. It will still record achievements but only the ones the developers sets. This is actually better and will capture unique moments instead of every unlock.

Albert is just clearing things up which is cool.

malokevi1413d ago

"pr fail"

My god... just shut up, will you?

UnholyLight1413d ago


100% agreed.
The internet and the way it has swayed people on Sony/Microsoft has been really amusing. Can anyone think for themselves anymore??

I'll take em both on launch day ;)

malokevi1413d ago

You and me both, brother.

Bigpappy1412d ago

That's what Albert Penello is there for. He is the guy you want to listen to when he speaks. He actually knows everything there is to know about X1.

vigilante_man1412d ago

They are victims of their own past failures and 180s. If you change your mind so much about a product in such a short space of time it is human nature for those around to make mistakes. Not a big deal on its own.

People will watch more closely for MS to slip up again because they have done so too many times recently.

Lets all calm down, especially my fellow PS4 friends, and look forward to our next gen greatness that awaits us all. It is now time to get excited!!

Mega241412d ago


I wish I had the money for that too, but I'm leaning towards the One just for Forza 5 and TitanFall... I just wish for a damn $1000 lol.

UnholyLight1412d ago


Yeah, it's a lot of money but I don't wanna be left out this go around. I love Killzone but I never owned a PS3..but I got very close to buying one at least three times but decided to just wait it out. And come on, DriveClub looks AMAZING.

I also managed to pick up a pretty good paying job over the summer (I'm a university student!)

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Yeah that's good advise coming from someone with a KZ avatar.

SCW19821413d ago

Nice try but that's not a Killzone Avatar.

MiHX21412d ago

The Killzone face looks like a robot with laser eyes.

mxrider21991412d ago

lols epic fail not even kz LOLS

PickAShoe1412d ago

So if he want to comment on N4G, he has to have multiplatform game avatar? lol

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Abriael1413d ago (Edited 1413d ago )

Eh, in a big company it's kinda normal that mid/low level executives from a peripheral region don't have the right information. It shouldn't happen, but it does, and not just at microsoft.

iamnsuperman1413d ago (Edited 1413d ago )

but, as of late, it really seems to be a major problem for Microsoft. It is like these executives don't understand what they have or how you communicate with the public (two important things). I expect the odd wrong information here and there (human nature) but this is just another in a long list of examples where some executives have been talking about the Xbox One and got it wrong. They need to clamp down on this and I am surprised they haven't already

edit @Abriael below comment: I agree which is why they need to be extra careful

Abriael1413d ago

@iamnsuperman: to be fair they're also under heavier scrutiny than the average corp, so their mistakes tend to be more visible :D

OrangePowerz1413d ago (Edited 1413d ago )

Phil Harrison isn`t really a mid/low level exec from a remote country and he gave information that was not fully correct like some other higher ranked execs from the US like giving wrong information on what`s the resolution a game is running in.

Or you know announcing that all pre orders get Fifa as long as supply last instead of giving the correct information that it only applies to the day one edition.

n4rc1413d ago

The constant clarification is likely due to the group hellbent on tarnishing xboxs reputation...

Such simple features or policies get ripped apart and spun as a huge negative by the masses.. So the need to set the record straight on virtually everything they have ever said in a passing fashion..

Things seem common sense or obvious.. But nothing is when it comes to Xbox anymore... Need to spell out everything to keep rumors in check

DragonKnight1413d ago

@n4rc: There's no group hell bent on doing to Microsoft what they do the best to themselves. They don't need help to look bad.

n4rc1412d ago

They don't look bad.. That's my whole point!

Its you people that hold this image.. Not the actual buyers of the product..

When something as trivial as when the auto dvr kicks in... Who really gives a crap? Does it even matter one way or the other?

If sony says something thats even 1% inaccurate, everyone lets its slide... Wr know what they meant kinda thing..

But with xbox... Thr most basic and trivial info gets ripped apart by people trying to read between the lines, looking for how microsoft is going to secretly ruin gaming..

Its sad.. But meaningless as those on board could care less what others think especially when we see the opposite... And the brainless masses dont pay attention to internet crusaders..

So who is all this bickering really for? I have a feeling its just to make people feel better about not choosing it..

DragonKnight1412d ago

They don't look bad? Do you need a listing of all the bonehead moves and things they have said up to this point about the Xbox One? They don't look bad. That's funny n4rc.

Death1412d ago

To be honest, I have no intention of picking up a PS4 anytime soon which is mostly due to the "fans" I see everyday on N4G. I have no interest in running into most of these people online. Before you jump the gun, I own a launch 60 gig PS3, PSVita, PSP (launch model), multiple PS2's and original Playstations. I'm sure I'll get a PS4 when more games come out that I like or when a friend or two pick one up, but I'm not holding my breath.

As for Microsoft's tarnished image, that lives in the dreams of Playstation fans more than anything.

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Kingthrash3601413d ago

soooo does this count as a 180? o.O

XB1_PS41413d ago

It still does it, it's just when the Developer tells it to now.

hesido1412d ago

C'mon guys, this is not a 180 or a PR failure. It just makes sense to reserve this for specific achievements: It's quite probable that you won't be doing anything interesting when you get the "Spend 2 hours total in the mountain" achievement, as opposed to "Do 2 flips after wall jumping" achievement.

It just doesn't make sense to specifically record every achievement, and actually this is exactly what I thought when I heard it originally, that the devs would need to decide what to record.

xKugo1413d ago

Man it's been awhile since we had a fresh batch of 180 from Microsoft. Glad to see it's back to it's old self.... LMAO