During a Killer Instinct stage demo at San Diego Comic Con Microsoft Studios’ Ken Lobb revealed that up to five minutes of gameplay, of the last game played, is recorded and stored on the Xbox One’s hard drive. This footage can then be edited and uploaded to share with friends.
However, earlier this year Sony demonstrated the PS4 has the same feature, though there seems to be some confusion as to how long clips can be. Initially it was thought the limit was 15 minutes, but last week Sony’s Neil Brown suggested that the final limit may be seven minutes (via).
While the One’s limit is less compared to what Sony are offering there was the interesting mention of how the Kinect could be used. Players will be able to record a commentary through Kinect to add to the clip, and add extra clips recorded by the sensor. Whether PS4 owners can do the same using the camera or microphone hasn’t really been touched upon.
Online gameplay will also be stored but the limit is 30 seconds of recorded footage. Expect more news on these streaming and uploading features as we get closer to release.
Update: Sony has confirmed the 15 minute limit, clearing up the confusion regarding the seven minute statement.