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Xbox One DVR recording capped at 5 minutes

by William Schwartz

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The Xbox One will allow users to record and upload game footage on the console, but there’s been some mixed messages as to exactly how much footage you’ll be able to capture.   Earlier this week at the Eurogamer Expo, Microsoft’s Phil Harrison said that Xbox One users would be able to capture “as much or as little as they want,” but apparently that’s no more than five minutes of footage.

After Harrison’s comments, a number of sites reported that the Xbox One DVR functionality would be virtually unlimited.  Microsoft has since clarified their limits on the Xbox One DVR functionality.

A statement from Microsoft reads:  “We are committed to giving gamers the ability to produce high quality videos easily and quickly.  We can  confirm the recording buffer in game DVR is 5 minutes, which we feel is optimized to take advantage of high-quality production features and advanced social mechanics in Xbox One.”

This five-minute cap would put the Xbox One at a disadvantage when compared to Sony’s 15 minutes of available capture on the PlayStation 4.

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