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The Xbox One and PS4 will be able have Game DVRs which will allow users to record and upload footage of their playing time to social networks and other file sharing sites.
The Xbox One will require an Xbox Live Gold membership to access the feature, which will cost users $60 a year, and also allow them to get Netflix, Skype, and a slew of other features.
The console will be able to record videos for five minutes and allow gamers to select and put together clips.
"So the idea is that you're always recording. 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," Ken Lobb, creative director at Microsoft said tp CVG.
"Let me give you two scenarios. Scenario one: I'm playing online and I just did the best thing ever. I can't pause [because] I'm playing online. You can say 'Xbox, record that', it'll grab the last 30 seconds and save it for you to play with later."
"So now let's say you're not playing online and you do the best combo or you have the best fight ever," Lobb continued. "You can finish after that fight, that thing you just did is within the last five minutes, you can go into that last five minutes and scrub it for the best stuff - I want that four seconds and this ten seconds and this 30 seconds and then I want that ultra combo."
PS4's recording device will continually record the past 15 minutes of footage by a user, and the function will be free with the console, no subscription required.
According to CVG, videos can be brought up by pressing the share button on the DualShock 4 Share Button.