Microsoft Studios creative director Ken Lobb has revealed that Xbox One will record your last five minutes of gameplay automatically so it can be edited later.
“The idea is you’re always recording,” Lobb said of the system, codenamed Project Upload, at Comic-Con. “The last five minutes of any game you’re playing are always being stored on your hard drive.” Players will be able to edit footage on the fly, add titles, voice-overs, and paste in extra footage recorded with Kinect.
Microsoft will also allow users to save the last 30 seconds of footage at any point during gameplay for editing later. “Say you’re playing online and you just did the best thing ever – you can’t pause as you’re playing online,” Lobb said. “You can say ‘Xbox, record that’ and it’ll grab the last 30 seconds of gameplay for you to play around with later.”
Both Xbox One and PlayStation 4 will allow gameplay to be saved automatically, however the PlayStation 4 will allow the last 15 minutes of gameplay to be saved, but this may be lowered to seven before launch.