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Microsoft Halting Development Of Xbox One TV DVR Feature

by Matthew Kato on Jun 08, 2016 at 01:02 PM

At Gamescom last year, Microsoft announced that in 2016 you'd be able to use the Xbox One as a DVR to record over-the-air TV. That functionality is now all but dead.

In a statement to The Verge, Microsoft 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."

In the spring of 2015, over-the-air tuners were released, and the DVR functionality would have enabled users to schedule recordings and watch them on Windows mobile devices and PCs.

[Source: The Verge]


Our Take
Unfortunate for this to happen, but if the time and resources are put into other gaming initiatives, then that's great. Although I don't think many fans are requesting more Windows 10 integration (don't you love how Windows 10 was tacked onto Microsoft's statement?!). I think they just want a steady stream of good first-party games.