Microsoft system architect Marc Whitten has revealed some new details about the Xbox One's video recording functionality, which captures footage at a fixed resolution irrespective of the game in question.
"Game DVR captures beautiful clips at 720p 30fps," Whitten told IGN. "The first thing you'll see with our game DVR is the integration of our Upload service on the console." As previously reported, this onboard DVR automatically records the last five minutes of playback for later editing, or can quickly save a thirty-second blast for easy uploads of kills or impressive online achievements. Players can also livestream to Twitch.tv and suchlike.
He went on to describe how you'll find your video clips in the Xbox One interface."You'll be able to see these clips in the Xbox One Guide, in your own game DVR collection, and when you are looking at gamercards on the system," he explained. "You'll also see games take advantage of this platform capability and do interesting things to integrate captured game footage into the game experience itself."
This last statement is rather intriguing - perhaps we'll see some games showing your most impressive conquests on in-game billboards and suchlike, or even other players to get a little competition going. Demon's Souls-style messages left to show how other players tackled a particular game section would also be an interesting concept, though will require some ground-up design to implement.
We're looking forward to see what both the Xbox One and PS4 bring to the table in terms of video capture once they launch, but we daresay that capture cards probably aren't quaking in their ports. Especially if you want to, you know, record in 1080p.