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Xbox One captures your last 5 minutes of play compared to PS4′s 15

Monday, 22 July 2013 11:57 GMT By Dave Cook

Xbox One will boast similar footage capture and sharing tech to PS4, but Microsoft has confirmed that the console will only record your last five minutes of play at any given time. PlayStation 4 on the other hand, captures the last 15 minutes.

You may have seen that we reported on Microsoft’s Xbox One panel session at Comic-Con last night, in which Microsoft Studios creative director Ken Lobb used the console’s Project Upload feature to record Killer Instinct highlights from Evo 2013.

Well, Gamespot reports that during the same session Lobb confirmed that Xbox One is capable of recording your last five minutes of gameplay, compared to PS4′s 15 minutes.

Lobb said, “The idea is you’re always recording. The last five minutes of any game you’re playing are always being stored on your hard drive.”

Say you’re making a compilation video but can’t stop your session to save the last five minutes before capturing the next; Lobb said added, “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.”

What do you make of the difference in capture time between Xbox One and PS4? Let us know below.

Thanks Eurogamer.

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42 Comments

  1. Lengendaryboss

    Well… Its better than nothing but…
    http://s5.favim.com/orig/69/gif-animated-gif-simon-cowell-glitch-datamashing-Favim.com-643177.gif
    http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m3isrboY3w1qcf2hgo1_500.gif

    #1 2 years ago
  2. trixnine

    Nice post. Do we have any idea what the resolution is of the captured gameplay ? Anyone know if either system will record HD quality?

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Bam007

    5 minutes isn’t much. 15 minutes seems like a lot. Nonetheless, people will find a reason to complain and start yet another argument over nothing.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Lengendaryboss

    @3
    They are entitled to regardless of what you say.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. DrDamn

    Doesn’t really sound like something that would be set in stone. So they could expand that at a later date. The kinect voice integration would be useful – providing voice recognition is improved. Previous experience would mean it would take longer than 30 seconds to recognise me saying it :D.

    Oh and in before the ‘this is a feature I won’t use and have not the comprehension to understand why others might think it’s great’ crowd ;)

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Hcw87

    Sony fanboys haven’t woken up yet i guess.

    Nevertheless, any time now i guess.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Lengendaryboss

    @6
    Enjoy it while it lasts, the apocalypse comes soon….

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Biscuitpants

    both features for both consoles are pointless anyways, even 15mins recording isnt that much, i bet most people who use this feature will probs record stupid glitches on whatever games they are playing on

    #8 2 years ago
  9. mistermogul

    Sorry off topic – Dave why did you pull the Nintendo buying Atlus story old chap?

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Lengendaryboss

    @9
    Could have something to do with the fact that it was an opinion piece not a rumour?

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Dave Cook

    @9 I read the guy’s quote again to reappraise it and I realised it was more of a prediction than a rumour. There was nothing to back it up so I nuked it.

    What Boss said basically.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. GK

    in shitbox one what are,are everything less but price is bigger and take more money.nice :D

    #12 2 years ago
  13. DeyDoDoughDontDeyDough

    It’s written to a cache on your hard disk. This 5 minutes, 15 minutes thing is ridiculous. The only limit will be your hard drive space.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Joe Musashi

    @10&11 But .. but.. 2 people said it would happen. 2 PEOPLE! ;)

    As for this. I dunno you can get a lot into 10 mins (as YouTube has shown with great success).

    I think those with an interest in showing of gaming content are more likely to favour live streaming options.

    I don’t think the function is entirely redundant, however. But it’s fun watching one camp dismiss something wholesale based on a single unfavourable metric, isn’t it?

    JM

    #14 2 years ago
  15. TF_PtMaster

    So this means in PS4 i can have a full FIFA online game recorded, and on Xbox One i can’t.

    My mistake… like MS guy said, i can pause a online game and ask Kinect to do it every 5 minutes.

    Nice.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. trixnine

    I make gaming YT vids. These two timeframes are pretty clear cut. 5 mins recording will allow for montages and 15 minute recording will allow for montage and gameplay commentary. Not everyone wants to livestream but that functionality will no doubt be integrated aswell.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. mistermogul

    @10, 11 – cool cheers!

    #17 2 years ago
  18. Clupula

    I take full credit for being the first person to point out that it was an editorial.

    Thank you, thank you. You’re all too kind.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. Clupula

    *does Ric Flair strut*

    Wooooooooo!!!!

    #19 2 years ago
  20. Dave Cook

    @19 Ah Flair, such a mad bastard. Loved him back in the day.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. Ge0force

    Next week, Microsoft will announce they also capture 15 minutes of video if they follow their strategie from the past few weeks.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. dravenkaze

    Microsoft…what a load of …

    #22 2 years ago
  23. Ireland Michael

    I think people are misinterpreting it.

    With a HDD, there’s no reason they can’t store a recording as long as you want it. What they’re saying is that, without activating anything, it will always keep the last five / fifteen minutes of your gameplay stored on the HDD. You know, just in case you want to do something awesome.

    This is all just a dick measuring contest anyway. It doesn’t bloody matter whether one machine is vaguely more powerful than the other. Even with the PS3 / 360, the differences in quality between most third party titles were so negligible as to be pointless.

    Buy whatever is useful for you, and let everyone else enjoy what’s useful for them.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. bradk825

    5 minutes isn’t enough, but I’m glad you can tell it to grab the last 30 seconds for later anyway. I am hoping they’ll come out with something more customizable, so I’d be able to make that into 45 seconds, or sacrificing a little HDD space have a longer period like 10 minutes on the ongoing recording.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. MrWaffles

    15 minutes seems adequate, 5 seems a little bit restricting. It all depends on how you can manage the recordings.

    If you could quick-cut the last 5 mins on the flight, then having it record again then that’d would be fine.

    If you’re forced to pause to share/edit/upload (regardless of how many minutes) then the longer the better.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. Malki

    Those 15 minutes aren’t carved in stone yet. Last week, Sony Europe’s Neil Brown at Develop said it’s gonna be “several” minutes. Quickly after that the internet start buzzing with rumors, that in the end it’s gonna be around 7 minutes.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. saguaro

    300k of servers and 5 minutes? hmm

    #27 2 years ago
  28. macdaddy42

    Most gamers can’t upload 15 mins or 5 mins, so it really don’t matter, the thing is Sony keeps sneaking little by little things that MS plan to do in the 1st place, I think Sony got a lot more untold perks for the bad for gamers,…so I say buy and play whatever system you Love and Have Fun doing….
    Have they Ever been a Gen of systems that just Blown all the others out of the water??? NO…it’s like All the CEO’s of the companies set together and agree what they are going to do,and make juts a little diff so no one can point fingers..LOL…Perfect example Xbox1 vs PS4..they both running dang near same speed CPU,,and you all now that both are not running today’s Fastest CPU we have on the market!!! just think how close the two systems Really are????? wonder how both companies knew what CPU, Ram, HHD to use..they never really out do each other..Just saying kind of funny

    #28 2 years ago
  29. MrWaffles

    @27
    actually, it’s “virtually unlimited cloud power” according to the Azure PR push a few weeks back.

    So, yeah, it’s a bit disappointing.

    #29 2 years ago
  30. illuminatusv

    Cool down. XBox One is recording 5 min. in a ring buffer when you have not decided to record before you started a game plus you can record a 30sec. snippet mid game if you want to. That’s all what was said (background recording). In addition to that you can still record a longer session at your will (depending on your hd free space) or stream it live via twitch but you have to start and end that recording by yourself.

    #30 2 years ago
  31. ChrisPilote

    @29
    Yeah, because power and bandwidth are the same…

    Anyway, as @23 said, it’s just a 5 minutes video buffer you can access at any time, if you decide to save some footage after it happened…
    You’re still capable of starting a longer recording beforehand if you want to record a full session.

    #31 2 years ago
  32. fengato

    5 or 15? Waste of resources – I trust I’ll be able to switch it off on both.

    #32 2 years ago
  33. CmdrVOODOO

    It’s limited because the Kinect captures the last 36 hours of everything going on in your house. :P

    #33 2 years ago
  34. ArcticMonkey

    Also, The PS4 has an 8 inch dick while the xbox one only has a 5 incher. Preorder accordingly.

    #34 2 years ago
  35. KAP

    Bunch of xbone apologists on this comment thread make me laugh, ffs..

    I’m getting an PS4 over an xbone because I feel I’m getting more for less.. does that make me a Sony fanboy?

    Who really cares?

    #35 2 years ago
  36. redwood

    @34 it’s people like you and the comments you post , that make this site worth visiting… thank you Arcitic that comment made my day.

    #36 2 years ago
  37. ArcticMonkey

    @36 Haha no problem, glad someone else found it amusing.

    Have to admit, I saw the preview of your comment on the right side of the main page and all it said was “It’s people like you and the comments you post that make this site..” then it cuts off. Before clicking I thought, “Oh boy” lol

    #37 2 years ago
  38. Cobra951

    @5: That was my first thought. One system update could bridge that gap. Meanwhile, the trolls will have a field day. :D

    #38 2 years ago
  39. bradk825

    @34 if we’re going by dick size I don’t have to order either one. ;-)

    If only… LOL.

    #39 2 years ago
  40. redwood

    that’s a question not many people know the real answer to

    http://img.myconfinedspace.com/wp-content/uploads/tdomf/143452/Rasputin-is-a-Badass-Does-size-matter-I-know-the-answer.jpg

    #40 2 years ago
  41. bradk825

    I you’re been nicknamed “redwood” I think you know the answer.

    #41 2 years ago
  42. KoojoPanda

    I love seeing technically specific posts like this. It’s part of the reason I come here. Thanks.

    #42 2 years ago

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    As new gameplay overview trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, culled from the Active Time Report, stream has been sent over by Square Enix. The video provides a look at the history and environments of the Kingdom of Orience; the 14 memebers of Class Zero; the battle system with customizable magic spells; and the ability […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 video gives you a look at the game’s wildlife

    A new video shown by Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata during the latest Active Time Report, contains a look at the game’s wildlife and ecology. You can watch the full stream two hour stream through here, or a smaller clip courtesy of GamesHQMedia below.

  • Lionhead ventures into the free-to-play space with Fable Legends

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  • Win! 5 pairs of tickets to the Call of Duty European Championships

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  • Republique Remastered has released on Mac and PC

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  • LA Cops coming to Xbox One in March

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  • We have $500 of Steam Wallet funds to giveaway!

    We’re giving away 10 Steam Wallet prizes worth $50 each to VG247 readers, courtesy of Bundle Stars. All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning $50 Steam credit is to enter your details below. Join the Bundle Stars Steam group for entry in the sweepstake, and gain extra entries for […]

  • Lapsed Final Fantasy 14 players tempted back with 10 day freebie

    Square is offering lapsed FF 14: A Realm Reborn players a chance to come back to the game for 10 days worth of free adventuring. Provided you’ve already bought and registered an account you’ll be able to play free of charge from Feb 27 to March 9. Square wants you to sample the new content […]

  • Advanced Warfare: Sledgehammer looking at “opportunities” to recreate classic Call of Duty maps

    Sledgehammer Games has told VG247 it’s looking at opportunities to recreate classic Call of Duty maps in Advanced Warfare. According to co-founder Michael Condrey, players of the latest Havoc DLC are asking how Exo abilities and verticality can be added to classic franchise maps. “We’re taking a look at some opportunities to really highlight the […]

  • GTA Online reader playlist week 7: and the winner is…

    Stuff was shot. But only one player emerged victorious. GTA Online player e031271 won last night’s VG247 reader playlist, beating myself, Matt and regulars solidorwot and Revolting. Congratulations, Mr e031271. A deserved victory. We play a GTA Online playlist in an open session every Wednesday on PS4, because it’s both funny and fun. Anyone’s welcome […]

  • Leaked screens reveal The Reef as Destiny’s new “social space”

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  • Darksiders creator teases Battle Chasers game

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  • Infamous video nasty Axe recreated in GTA 5

    The trailer for notorious horror movie Axe has been recreated in GTA 5. The shot for shot remake is the work of gigerbrick who has previously recreated exploitation flicks like Machete and Hostel using Lego. The original Axe movie was banned in 1984 in the UK but passed with cuts in the late 1990s. Movie […]

  • Payday 2 for PS4 and Xbox One includes “a year’s worth of paid DLC” for free

    Payday 2: Crimewave Edition will include a year’s worth of paid DLC from the PC version of the game for free. The new-gen version of the game will be available June 2015, and includes almost all of the paid and free DLC released so far for Overkill’s popular first-person shooter. That DLC includes The Big […]

  • Yes, Mortal Kombat X will require Xbox Live Gold or PS Plus

    Mortal Kombat X won’t bypass Microsoft and Sony’s premium online play requirements. Reports that Mortal Kombat X wouldn’t require PS Plus or Xbox Live Gold started circling earlier this week thanks to a communications error. Answering fan questions on Twitter, producer Shaun Himmerick accidentally gave the impression that premium console subs would not be required […]

  • This is what Destiny players most want next

    Destiny patch 1.1.1 has resolved or at least addressed a number of complaints voiced by the community, but there are plenty more. des Destiny community manage David “Deej” Dague has put out a call for Guardians to share their concerns – or rather, what they think the community is most concerned about. “Set aside your […]

  • Google AI can play games now, so we’re probably all going to die

    Google has brought us one step closer to our inevitable slaughter or enslavement by machine overlords. Google has developed an AI that can learn to play video games and devise brand new strategies. Let me just rephrase that: Google has created an AI that can teach itself new skills, including how to play video games. […]

  • First footage of Renowned Explorers: International Society surfaces

    Renowned Explorers: International Society is a turn-based strategy game from the team behind Reus, and it looks great. Renowned Explorers was announced almost a full year ago, but has been pretty quiet since then. Developer Abbey games has now announced that the game has hit alpha, and will be open to select testers soon. You […]

  • Cities: Skylines developer commits to mod support

    Cities: Skylines will fully support the modding community. Hailing from famously mod-friendly publisher Paradox, Cities: Skylines is a no-brainer for mod support – especially as a lack of mod support is one of the things SimCity was so heavily criticised for when it firts launched. In the developer diary below, Paradox’s Jakob Munthe is joined […]

  • Nosgoth update adds Vanguard, many fixes

    Nosgoth, the free-to-play multiplayer brawler set in the Legacy of Kain universe, has been given a significant makeover. The major feature of the latest Nosogth game update is a new playable human character called the Vanguard. “Equipped with mighty throwing axes and a shield, the Vanguard can take more punishment than any human class that […]

  • Xbox Live Gold 12 month sub $40 on Microsoft store

    Microsoft is offering $20 off 12 month Xbox Live Gold subscriptions at the moment. An Xbox Live Gold 12 month subscription will normally set you back $60, but a Microsoft Store promotion has it on offer for $40. The offer is restricted to the US store. Although you can opt to grab your sub as […]

  • Tomb Raider movie script to be penned by TMNT writer

    Tomb Raider will be Evan Daugherty’s second reboot of an established universe. The Tomb Raider movie reboot has signed on a writer and a distributor. Deadline reports Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Divergent, Snow White And The Huntsman and G.I. Joe 3 writer Daugherty will write the film. Additionally, Warner Bros. has signed on to distribute, […]

  • Shelter 2 pre-orders open, launch trailer debuts early

    Shelter 2 is a game in which you are a mother lynx and must protect a den of kittens. Yes, it’s delightful. Shelter 2 is coming to Mac and PC on March 9. Pre-orders are now available on Steam at 10% off or on GOG.com with a free skin and soundtrack, or 20% off if […]

  • That Batman: Arkham Knight trailer is full of codes

    Batman: Arkham Knight’s trailer is like a Transformer – there’s more than meets the eye. The new Batman: Arkham Knight trailer contains a number of codes. Eagle-eyed users have spotted four so far, and work on cracking their meaning is progressing. According to an /r/games thread rounding up results so far, the codes pertain to […]

  • Assassin’s Creed haystacks won’t save you from a fall

    Assassin’s Creed fans, don’t try this at home. Assassin’s Creed characters can survive falls of almost any distance as long as they aim for the haystacks scattered handily throughout the environment. As you probably deduced from your familiarity with common sense, this isn’t a real thing: falling from heights kills you, the same way a […]

  • Why are people buying PS4 and not Xbox One?

    PS4 is outselling Xbox One – but why? A new report may have the answer. Last month, the PS4 outsold the Xbox One in the US again, returning it to the top of the charts after just two months away. Why? What has caused this reversal in fortunes in Microsoft’s home territory? According to a […]

  • Toejam and Earl are back with a new Kickstarter

    The early 90′s are alive and well in a new bid to bring back Toejam and Earl. Toejam and Earl released for Mega Drive (Genesis, Americans) in 1991, and the eponymous characters went on to count among Sega’s best-known characters. They appeared in a platformer, a light gun shooter and finally a 2002 Xbox game […]

  • New Wander trailer shows off Azertash form

    Wander is a collaborative, non-combat MMO in which you can take on a number of unique forms. Wander players begin as an ambulant tree called an Oren and can progress through several different bodies as they explore the environment, learning its secrets. One of these, which we’d not seen before this trailer, is the amphibious […]

  • SOMA approaching beta phase on PC and PS4

    SOMA, the new horror game from the Amnesia: The Dark Descent crew, is getting close to playable. Frictional Games has apologised for its recent silence over the project, but said it’s focused on reaching beta. Sorry all for the silence! We're closing in on Beta and everyone's working hard to get there. Once that's done, […]

  • Square Enix does not condone Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest HD Remaster

    Square Enix has said it’s not involved with a fan remake of Final Fantasy spin-off Mystic Quest. 1992 SNES game Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest is being remade by Dark Design as Mystic Quest HD Remaster. The developer is even taking pre-orders for the project. Unfortunately, it looks like it is in no position to be […]

  • New Hunger teaser released by LittleBigPlanet Vita co-developers

    LittleBigPlanet Vita co-developers Tarsier Studios have released a teaser trailer for Hunger, which was announced in May 2014 at the Nordic Game Conference. The game has been rumored to be the firm’s unannounced Sony project since 2010. Platforms are still to be announced, but the studio became a first-party SCE developer a few years back, […]

  • Here’s two Mario Party 10 overview videos, one featuring amiibo

    Overview videos for Mario Party 10 and the amiibo which work with the title have been released by Nintendo Japan. Obviously each one is in Japanese, but you get the gist all the same. Mario Party 10 releases on Wii U March 20 in North America and Europe. Thanks, AGB.

  • Clan Raids announced for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Companion App

    Activision has announced a new Clan Raids mode will be made available through the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Companion App. According to the CoD community blog, raids are time-based challenges where success earns you a spot on the Clan Raids leaderboards and new Clan Raid-exclusive in-game gear like the Equilibrium set. Clan members will […]

  • Play Battlefield Hardline starting March 12 through EA Access

    Xbox One users with an EA Access subscription will be able to play 10 hours worth of Battlefield Hardline starting March 12. EA Access members will are being granted access to the game five days before the street date, with full multiplayer and all saves transferring over into the main game. It was announced yesterday […]

  • This video summarizes the contents of Destiny patch 1.1.1

    With Destiny patch 1.1.1 now available, here’s a video summary of what to expect. In the video above, Arekkz Gaming gives you a rundown of the important bits in the update. Subscribe to Arekkz Gaming for more Destiny tips and trick through the link.

  • Destiny 1.1.1 patch notes out, update is live

    Destiny’s 1.1.1 patch arrives today, so if you have been kicked from activities, it means you will need to download the patch now that it’s live. We will be pushing the 1.1.1 patch for Destiny shortly. Players will be kicked from activities and required to download the patch. — Bungie Help (@BungieHelp) February 25, 2015 […]

  • Payday 2 packs based on Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number coming

    Starbreeze has announced another collaboration with Dennaton Games which will see masks based on Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number appear in Payday 2. The collaboration consists of two free updates when you acquire Hotline Miami 2 or its deluxe version on Steam from February 25. The two updates, called Hotline Miami Mask Pack and Jacket […]

  • Velocity 2X making its way onto Linux, Mac, PC and Xbox One

    Velocity 2X will be released on Linux, Mac, PC and Xbox One Futurlab has announced. The developer is in charge of the port, which will be published by Sierra. According to Futurlab, the deal with Sierra came about when self-publishing proved to be difficult due to spending “more time doing PR and marketing on Velocity […]

  • Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number finally has a release date

    A release date for Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number has been announced, finally. The game will arrive on Linux, Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, PS4 and Vita March 10. It is now available for pre-order on GOG, Humble and Steam for 10% off for $13.49/£10.99. There’s also a Digital Special Edition available which includes tracks from […]