We have discovered that the Xbox One will automatically record the last five minutes of your gameplay. This was confirmed by Microsoft Studios’ Ken Lobb over at the San Diego Comic Conduring a discussion with Gamespot about Killer Instinct.
After some confusion, an SCEE spokesperson has told CVG that the PlayStation 4 records the last fifteen minutes of footage, but then it doesn’t have the snazzy voice command capabilities of the Xbox, as Lobb explained:
“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 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.”
SCEE’s Neil Brown spoke at Develop in Brighton last week, and was heard during discussions claiming that the PS4 would be capable of “several minutes” but that has thankfully been cleared up.
Five minutes vs fifteen. Bit of a difference.