You may have heard the Xbox One’s neat DVR features, which allows players to capture up to 5 minutes of video as well as the last 30 seconds of video depending on whether or not you can pause your game, will require an Xbox Live Gold membership in order to be able to use it. Well – if you’re a potential PlayStation 4 owner, you can breathe a sigh of relief as the console’s ability to stream, record and share game footage won’t require a PlayStation Plus membership.
The confirmation of the PlayStation 4’s ability to offer these features without a PlayStation Plus membership comes from Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida. When Yoshida was asked by potential PlayStation 4 customers if the upcoming console would require a PlayStation Plus membership to record, share and stream gameplay, as well as watch streaming content from third-party services (Netflix, Hulu, etc.), he responded by simply saying “no.” Yoshida-san then elaborated by saying all users would have that functionality.
If you’re the kind of gamer who tends to share a lot of their gaming sessions online, it looks like the PlayStation 4 would be your best option at this point, that is, unless you’re already an Xbox Live Gold member.