Xbox One Will Record Video of Your Achievements
Posted by Ken Barnes
Xbox Australia product manager Adam Pollington has confirmed a pretty cool new feature that will be available as part of the Xbox One firmware at launch.
In an interview with YouTube user ChampChong, he confirmed that every time you trigger an achievement, your gameplay is recorded. That's in addition to the standard recording made by the console as you play. So, there's the potential to create achievement unlocking highlight reels, or be able to revisit that period of action where you finally picked up that achievement that you've been trying to get for the last five hours. Perfect for the likes of Trials HD.
But that's not all. It seems that "reaction videos" can be recorded by the console too, using Kinect. So you pop an achievement, Kinect records your reaction, and that video gets tied to your achievement. This won't be for all achievements, and in a move designed to appease the tin-foil hat brigade, you will of course have the option as to whether or not you upload or save these videos. To be honest, we can't remember the last time we started screaming and jumping all over the lounge when we picked up an achievement, but I guess we're too old and weathered to understand the draw.
A cool feature, nonetheless.