Microsoft has confirmed that it is putting development of the planned TV DVR function for Xbox One on hold, with focus shifting to better the gaming experiences for the console. The DVR was to allow people to record TV shows while playing games or while the console was in standby, but it would have required the use of an external hard drive to store recordings. It was also only planned to launch in the USA, Canada, and the UK.
Speaking to The Verge a spokesperson from the company said:
“After careful consideration, we’ve decided to put development of DVR for Over-the-Air TV on hold to focus our attention on launching new, higher fan-requested gaming experiences across Xbox One and Windows 10. We’re always listening to fan feedback and we look forward to bringing more requested experiences on Xbox One, Windows 10 and Xbox Live this year.”
Of course some of those experiences will be announced at E3 next week.
Source: The Verge