Microsoft giving out mixed messages regarding the Xbox One? Surely not! But alas it is, once again, true.
During his Eurogamer Expo talk, Microsoft Corporate Vice President, Phil Harrison, told the attendees that gamers could record “as much or as little as they want” using the consoles gameplay record function.
The news that the previously announced five minute limit had been lifted was reported extensively but now Microsoft has responded to Phil’s statement and have said his comments “were taken out of context.”
“We are committed to giving gamers the ability to produce high quality videos easily and quickly,” a Microsoft representative told Game Informer. “We can confirm the recording buffer in Game DVR is 5 minutes, which we feel is optimized to take advantage of high-quality production features and advanced social mechanics in Xbox One.”
Any five minute videos that gamers do capture will only be shareable on Xbox Live when the console launches, sharing via YouTube and Facebook will follow “next year”.
Source: Game Informer