The ability to record gameplay videos and share them with your friends, a key feature of the forthcoming next-gen Xbox One console from Microsoft, is set to be limited to only those that subscribe to the premium Xbox Live Gold service, it has been revealed.
Confirmed by a comparison post on the official Xbox website that listed the differences between Gold subscriptions on Xbox 360 and Xbox One, it’ll come as unfortunate news for those hoping to share their best gaming achievements without having to commit to a costly subscription.
Xbox Live Gold costs £5.99 a month in the UK, or £14.99 for a 3 month subscription, dropping to just £3.33 a month (£39.99 a year) if you pay for 12 months upfront.
The Xbox One’s DVR feature has previously been revealed to be capable of recording up to five minutes of gaming playback at 720p and 3o frames per second.
Microsoft have also confirmed that the OneGuide features, which shows what’s on TV and trending among the Xbox Live community, will also be a Gold-only feature. Though a less demanded feature, it seems strange for Microsoft to put a limit on this particular service, considering they are trying to convince gamers that the console is as much a TV-watching complementary device as it is a gaming machine.