Sony Clarifies PS4 Gameplay Recording Capabilities

Posted Thu Aug 8, 2013 at 08:30 AM PDT by
PS4 Share

The last 15 minutes ready at any time, recording capabilities not part of PS Plus.

Along with some of the statistical details about the Xbox One's game DVR came the news that users wishing to use the game DVR would need to be Xbox Gold members. With the game DVR depending on the Xbox Live cloud and with internet-related services on the 360 typically running through Xbox Gold membership, the need for a Gold membership for the game DVR was less than earth shattering news.

Still, the need for a Gold membership for the game DVR coupled with the 5 minutes of gameplay amount available to be edited and uploaded on the Xbox One stirred up some questions directed at Sony and its comparative PS4 features. After some confusion, Sony has now confirmed that the PS4 will keep the last 15 minutes in its dedicated hardware encoder available for access through the share button for editing and uploading through Ustream.

Likewise, despite the new necessity for PS Plus membership for online play on the PS4, the video sharing capability will not be dependent on PS Plus membership and will be free for all PS4 users.

As much as current users enjoy watching and sharing in-game clips of achievements, walkthorughs, glitches and online play, it still remains to be seen how popular the video sharing features of both systems will be.

Source: CVG

Author: Brian Hoss

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