Many of you will know that the Sony PS4 will come with the ability to record gameplay thanks to the use of the new Share button that will be located on the DualShock4 controller. What you may not know is that the Xbox One will now also come with the ability to record gameplay, with Microsoft dubbing the feature ‘Project Upload’.
As revealed during Comic Con 2013, we now know that the Xbox One will be able to constantly record the last 5 minutes of any gaming session in the background. Users will be also be able to trim that 5 minutes down to the last 30 seconds (during a defining moment for example), by giving Kinect the voice command “Xbox, record that”.
Like the PS4, this footage can then be edited by the user and then shared off to the various social spaces online. While the Xbox One is going to be limited to 5 minutes of footage, it looks like we now have a confirmation that the PS4 will actually allow a full 15 minutes of gameplay to be recorded during a gameplay session.
The information has been confirmed to CVG by a Sony rep, who also added that Ustream will then play a part in how a user is able to share their recorded gameplay. It will be interesting to see though, just what advantage that extra 10 minutes will have compared to Xbox One, and indeed if Microsoft will choose to upgrade this via a firmware update that will extend their 5 minutes to 15 in line with Sony.
How do you plan to utilize the recording features of PS4 and Xbox One at the end of the year? Will you start up your own gameplay channel and start sharing to YouTube on a regular basis?