The lights are on
We've known that the Xbox One will record five minutes of video in the buffer on a rolling basis. Over the weekend, a new feature came to light, giving players access to video of all of their achievements.
The news comes via an interview conducted by Youtuber Champ Chong at the EB Games Expo in Australia. According to a member of the Xbox One team, any time you unlock an achievement, it'll be saved for later viewing and sharing.
You can also use a simple voice command ("Xbox record that") to save a clip and edit with the upload studio. In about six weeks, we'll be able to try this out for ourselves.
[Source: ChampChong via Kotaku]
Our TakeThese videos are likely going to be most useful for video guides for those tough-to-get achievements. It's a neat feature, and as more of these little things trickle out about the Xbox One user experience, I get more and more excited for the potential of next-gen console gaming.
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That's actually a pretty cool idea. It will definitely make achievement hunting easier.
This is a pretty cool feature. It will be great for those tough achievements, but I think players will also have to delete the videos for the ridiculous achievements like loading up a game for the first time.
In my younger days I worked at a video store and had older adults come in and rent Sesame Street just for the achievement points. I see this continuing to happen haha.
I wonder if there will be options to only record certain types of achievements? Maybe that's too intricate. In any case, still good to know it'll be saved!
Hope there's a way to turn off video recording. I don't want little clips that I'll never use filling-up my hard drive.
This is pretty cool, I hope Sony follows suit. The only thing I'm concerned about is these videos eating up a lot of HDD space over time.
Not a bad feature at all, since there are times I'm not even trying for an achievement or knowing one is around. This will be nice to see what I actually did for those occasions.
We already knew about this, but it's still pretty darn hip.
You know a lot of current gen games have this feature built in. Its not new its just that developers don't put this in their games for some reason. Just Cause 2 has it and so does Dead or Alive.
This is a very neat Idea Considering Some of the achievements can be very Hard to get and making those hours you put into completelying ahole game full of achivements abit more rewarding if it takes alot of time.
It sounds like a nice idea, but I already find Achievements to be unnecessarily distracting from regular gameplay, and I can't think of how this would benefit my enjoyment of a game. While it'd be cool to revisit some great accomplishments in a game, I honestly don't see myself using such a feature. Any game recording options of any other game have never been a big deal to me.
No doubt, however, this will be a huge boon for those making YouTube videos pertaining to the "how-to's" of Achievement hunting. But I can't get over how it feels like more stuff added to a gaming machine that, ultimately, does not really improve, affect, or alter actual gaming. "Look at all you can do with Achievements" still does not translate to "look at all the unique gameplay experiences you'll have."
Sorry to be the wet blanket, folks. But bells and whistles are nice, but they are just that--and they don't actually improve gaming.
That is kool. But Ill just use the internet feature while playing the game.
Damn, now my friends will know how I get the difficult achievements i brag about! Lol