We recently reported on some details surrounding the Xbox One’s DVR functions as some details emerged that will allow players to capture their game footage at 720p and 30 frames per second. If you’re a potential Xbox One owner who is looking forward to this function so you can brag at just how great a gamer you are, then you better also be an Xbox Live Gold member.
Microsoft confirmed yesterday the DVR functions on the Xbox One will only be made available to those with an Xbox Live Gold membership. In case you’re unfamiliar with the console’s DVR functions, Microsoft is making it possible for players to record up to 5 minutes of in-game footage to be edited and uploaded, and for those moments when pausing isn’t possible, you’ll be able to save the last 30 seconds of your gameplay instantly as well.
It shouldn’t come as a surprise to current Xbox 360 owners as Microsoft has locked away certain functions and features from Xbox Live Silver members for years such as the ability to watch online streaming videos through third-party services such as Netflix and Hulu Plus.