Xbox One DVR features let you record video commentary to share with game clips

Thursday, 26th September 2013 12:29 GMT By Dave Owen

During his Eurogamer Expo talk Microsoft Corporate Vice President Phil Harrison showed off Xbox One’s game recording features in a short demonstration of the console’s Upload Studio. Although no specifics were given as to the length of recording time available, he stated that players can record “as much or as little as they want.”

To demonstrate the features the video showed a short 45 second clip of game-making game Project Spark. Once a player has captured their clip, they are able to record a separate video of themselves commentating on the clip using the Kinect camera. The clip and your commentary will then be played side-by-side in a picture-in-picture view. There are then several sharing options: you might choose to keep it private, you can share with friends, or you can share with the wider public. He referred to this as a ‘powerful virality tool.’

It looked like an intuitive system. Some basic editing features were shown such as transitions, which looked simple and easy to use. Still, it was a short segment, and, given the talk’s focus on the social aspects of Xbox One, we can hope to see more of these editing and sharing features soon.





    #1 12 months ago
  2. monkeygourmet

    Who ‘vets’ these?

    Are MS doing a similar thing to Nintendo and Miiverse?

    I can see this getting out of hand quite quickly…

    There’s a big difference between a drawing of a penis and an actual… penis…

    #2 12 months ago
  3. VibraniumSpork

    Well, color me impressed; an actual mini-editing suite for recorded footage! So far from screenshots and the like all Sony appear to be offering is a Trim feature (unless I missed an announcement suggesting otherwise?).

    Though I guess Sony could always patch such features in at a later date…

    #3 12 months ago
  4. noamlol2

    ”Although no specifics were given as to the length of recording time available, he stated that players can record “as much or as little as they want.”

    as little as they want…

    if he would be any clearer he would be invisable…

    #4 12 months ago
  5. bobnice

    Sony just read this article and is probably hard at work trying to match this feature now.

    #5 12 months ago
  6. Ballisticon

    I agree with #2…this will all end badly. Sony will just sit back and watch MS get sued over all the peds trolling kids with vids. Or, MS will hire tons of people to personally watch every clip to see if it is over the line?

    #6 12 months ago
  7. Fin


    Er, have ye ever heard of moderation? It’s not like this is the first time a console has allowed user generated video or photos.

    Nintendo are hyper concerned with moderation – everything has to be approved in case little timmy sees the word “fuck” in Miiverse.
    Everyone else takes a far more proactive approach – allow everything, allow people to report, investigate reports.

    #7 12 months ago
  8. bradk825

    I am concerned about naked comments, but over-all this sounds awesome.

    #8 12 months ago

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