Want to record on Xbox One? Better get a Gold account

By Luke Caulfield , Updated Aug 07, 2013 02:48 PM EDT

So, looking forward to sharing some of your best combos on the new Killer Instinct? Maybe some epic headshots from Battlefield 4? Well, if that's your plan, make sure you have a Xbox Live Gold account, otherwise you'll be S.O.L.

It's been confirmed that the recording feature, like many other features, will be exclusive only to Gold members, ensuring Microsoft gets the most bang for your buck. The information comes straight from the horse's mouth, an Xbox Live features page on Xbox.com. In addition to game recording, you'll also need a Gold account for other features like SmartMatch, NFL on Xbox, Skype, etc.

A rep from Microsoft confirmed this information with OneHitPixel, who said, "I can confirm that Game DVR features will be available to Xbox Live Gold members only."

Microsoft's next-gen console will be able to record five minutes of gameplay, allowing for sharing over social networks and Xbox Live. Creative Director Kenn Lobb described the creatively named "Project Upload" to GameSpot during Comic-Con, saying, "the idea is that you're always recording. We have a ring buffer game DVR basically, so the last five minutes of any game you're playing is always being stored locally on your hard drive." Like most other features, gamers can control the feature with voice commands via the One's new Kinect. 

Funny how Microsoft's policies just seem to make Sony's PlayStation 4 just look better and better.

It was recently revealed that Sony's upcoming console will be able to record 15 minutes of gameplay in the background that players will be able to capture, and publish online (provided that last no-scope headshot was as pretty as you think it was). CVG reports the news came from an official spokesperson from Sony.

The footage can be brought up via the DualShock 4 controller's "Share" button, and will allow players to do some basic editing and cropping to pretty up the footage for their Facebook page. It hasn't been confirmed if any sort of premium plan will be required to share footage, however, players will be able to edit clips.

Microsoft's Xbox One will launch this November, with a retail price of $499.99.

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