Microsoft's Xbox One will automatically record the last five minutes of your gameplay, according to Microsoft Studios creative director Ken Lobb at San Diego Comic-Con.
That's less than the PS4, though the details on Sony's console have slipped around a bit. The PS4's recording capability was first reported as 15 minutes, but word from Sony Europe's Neil Brown at Develop last week pegged it at seven.
While discussing the Xbox One's Killer Instinct
, Lobb shared a little bit of extra information regarding the recording process. He said that, "The idea is you're always recording, the last five minutes of any game you're playing are always being stored on your hard drive." What this means is that you can pause your single player game at any time and save that footage so that you can come back to it later on and edit it.
When we say 'edit', what you'll actually be able to do is add voice-overs, titles and extra footage recorded using the Kinect - neat huh?
So what about when you aren't able to pause the game? Lobb has that covered too; "Say you're playing online and you just did the best thing ever - you can't pause as you're playing online. You can say 'Xbox, record that' and it'll grab the last 30 seconds of gameplay for you to play around with later."