Microsoft Studios creative director Ken Lobb recently spoke at Comic-Con and revealed some new information regarding their up and coming console; the Xbox One. In a short statement, Lobb announced that the Xbox One will be able to record the last 5 minutes gameplay, before you turn off the console, go to Xbox Home or change game.
"It's called Project Upload. So the idea is you're always recording, so we have a ring buffer game DVR, basically. So the last five minutes of any game you're playing is always being stored locally on your hard drive."
The clips will be stored locally on the relatively big 500GB HDD, with files will typically ranging from 50MB to 1GB (depending on the game) - which is not that big of a file for such high quality material. Lobb added that the New Kinect 2.0 will have its share of functionality with the Project Upload feature. For example, if the user were to say "Xbox Record" it would record the last 30 seconds of gameplay, and then will allow you to edit the clip, add your own personal touches and even add some sound like the Samsung Galaxy S4's 'Sound and Shot' feature.
As many people know already, Sony's up and coming PS4 will also include a similar feature, but will have a longer recording duration than the Xbox One. Currently, the Xbox One can record 5 minutes of gameplay, but the PlayStation 4 will be able to record 7 to 15 minutes of gameplay. Although the 2-10 minute difference doesn't seem huge, it will allow gamers to record a full game of FIFA, or even a short game of Call of Duty.
Personally, I'm really going to enjoy this feature. You don't know how many times I wish I could've recorded my final kill cam. I'm hoping that the recording time is increased though, because 5 minutes seems a very short time. What are your thoughts on the recording feature for the Xbox One or PlayStation 4? Let us know in the comments below.