Xbox One auto records and saves video of Achievements
posted on 10.07.13 at 11:06 AM EST by (@salromano)
In addition to Game DVR's five minutes of background recording.

Xbox One will record and save video of your Achievements, Microsoft has confirmed.

“The Xbox One will essentially always be recording around five minutes of footage in the background at any one point in time,” an Xbox team member told Champ Chong during an EB Games Expo interview. “But what you can do is, of course, view that five minutes of footage, but in addition to that, the DVR will automatically record any achievements that take place. So whenever you unlock a gamerscore, it will automatically record how you did that, so you can check it out later.”

Users can also select a certain period of time they wish to capture, and record it automatically by saying, “Xbox, record that,” to their plugged-in Kinect.

Xbox One launches on November 22.

Thanks, Game Informer (Image).

  • Nhiroz

    That’s “amazing!” haha sarcasm :-)

  • Gigus

    That’s pretty cool. It’ll make it easier for achievement hunters who wanna help other hunters who are having a hard time getting an achievement. I’m starting to think that the X1 is starting to have a redundancy with all the recording capabilities it has. Not sure if thats good or bad.

  • OverlordZetta

    That’s… actually kinda cool. In a creepyish way, but I can appreciate the thought behind this at least,

  • GhostNomad

    If these are all saved to the hard drive, it’s gonna suck for the Xbox version of a Trophy whore. Having to constantly go and delete tons of unwanted videos to free up space on that non-replaceable drive is gonna be a bother, but to be fair, it supports external drives, so there’s more space to waste.

    • Yuri4prez

      What I think will happen is, it will record 5 minutes of gameplay, and replace the old 5 minutes with the next 5 minutes, and so on.

      Just a good way to subconsciously remind the xbox players that if you want more achievements, get a one.

      • GhostNomad

        I know that, but since the article is implying that it ‘automatically records any achievements that take place’, those videos are saved whether you want them or not.

        Now, there’s two ways to look at it. It automatically always records every single achievement whether you want it or not and it wastes your space. OR, you can set it to either record every achievement or only record the ones you want it to (by saying ‘record that’ when the achievement pops). We’ll need some clarification before we know which way it goes.

        Don’t get me wrong, I like the idea of showing off how to get an achievement, but if your purpose is to make a little tutorial, you can just…. Do it, tell your Xbox to ‘record that’ when you’re done, and it’s set. This feature implies that every single achievement (and how you got it) will be recorded, and unless that can be turned off, that’s a waste of space, especially in the games that go “OH! You just put our game in your disk drive? ACHIEVEMENT! You just started a New Game?! ACHIEVEMENT!!!!! OMG YOU FOUND THE FIRST MONSTER THAT WE GUIDED YOU TO?! YOU’RE AMAZING! ACHIEVEMENT!”

  • http://twitter.com/Sieghardt Sieghardt

    I hope it’s an option you can turn on and off, it could be a very cool feature for the skill based ones but for RPGs and similar stuff it would be annoying to just record clips of them pinging when I kill 10000 monsters or play 100 hours or finish the story or chapter and so on

  • Invisbin

    Do like.

  • Zackasaur

    I prefer the PS4’s fifteen minutes.

    • @qwertiyque

      PS4 is capable to “save” 15min, but at some point also sucks, this are 15 video minutes for edition not for the final video, unfortunately not everybody seems to be aware, not even the hatters or worst the consumers.

  • captainhowdy

    This sounds really awesome. That would be great for achievements in fighting games.

    • @qwertiyque

      PS4 is capable to record 15min, but at some point also sucks, this are 15 video minutes for edition not for the final, shared video. Unfortunately not everybody seems to know that, not even the hatters or worst the consumers.

      • captainhowdy

        I agree. I hope both X1/PS4 have some separate part that handles this recording part.

        • @qwertiyque

          hahaha my answer wasn’t for you… xD mmm I did not take my coffee today…

  • Zancrow

    Good for showing people how to get achievements, but still, not everyone wants that, so one should be able to turn it off.

  • echokanon

    Kinda find it useless if it is not the record footage of extremely hard challenges. Other than that most achievements are just story based or grindy based ones.

  • Elvick

    Seems like it’s not really that big of a deal, since it’s always recording 5 minutes anyway. So you could just go back to it manually.

    And will it be recording “you finished chapter 3″ achievements? Because that’ll be totally useless and tedious.

  • DesmaX

    Well, that is pretty cool. Just hope there an option to turn it off, or select it for only certain archievements.

    PS4 should have that too

  • zakou

    Let me tell you why (with facts) tell you why this isn’t good.

    At first when read this i was, wow this is really good! but 20 seconds later i realized that all of the trophies/achievements are done in the same way depending on the game.

    Say 100 headshot achievement will look almost the same for every user, you will see someone shooting a head.

    So what we are looking at is very similar short gameplay clip of an achievement.

    • $18114340

      Yeah, that’s vision versus reality for you.

      I feel like if Microsoft stopped making achievement requirements mandatory to publish your game on the console (they still do this, right? Where you HAVE to have a certain number of gamerscore points worth of cheevos in your stupid game to get it certified) developers would be more comfortable with putting in ACTUAL ACHIEVEMENTS into their games. As it is, gamerscore is just a grindfest.

    • @qwertiyque

      At some point, I believe this kill some games, not everyone is fun to watch, but in other hand, this can be a plus, to make the devs more creative, I hope they do it, and make less clone type games.

  • artemisthemp

    Hope you guys looking forward to my 40 hours Saints Row 5 Achievement video

  • MasterSensei

    This is pretty good for people who like achievements but now-a-days people hardly care about achievements and just wish it wasn’t there…