Over the exciting Comic-Con weekend, Microsoft revealed the full length capturing feature for the Xbox One detailing the features 5 minute video capturing limit which I might add seems like more than enough, meanwhile Sony who boasts their own video capturing tech once again one ups Microsoft with their own capture tech for the PS4. With Microsoft explaining in detail how their video capturing features will work for the Xbox One during Comic-Con, today a Sony representative reported to CVG that the PS4 will continually record 15 minutes of gameplay data, three times the amount of the Xbox One.
Entitled ‘Project Upload’, during Comic-Con creative director at Microsoft Game Studios, Ken Lobb explained how the Xbox One’s video capturing will work.
“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,” he said.
“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.
“We have things, basically a wrapper, so you can put up something that comes before and after, the [example] video we showed said ‘best of Evo’, and you can also if you’d like voiceover and even put in some stuff from the Kinect camera, do picture-in-picture.”
When it comes to video capturing, while 5 minutes does seem like more than enough time to capture your best footage, the freedom to go that extra 10 minutes is mighty attractive.