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You know that moment when you finally land that awesome achievement? It’s amazing and impressive, and you’re all alone and no one believes you. Well, the Xbox One might just be able to fix that.

According to Albert Panello, Microsoft’s director of product planning, developers can enable a feature to make use of the gameplay recording system built into the Xbox One:

It’s a feature that Developers can unlock for achievements, OR, for instance, have hidden in the game for doing something cool or discovering something hidden. Basically we allow developers access to GameDVR and they can put conditions on an automatic recording.

For extra clarity, Microsoft explained:

Xbox One keeps a rolling record of your most recent gameplay, and there are two main ways for this video to be captured by Game DVR. First, game developers mark ‘greatest clips’ that happen within the game that represent fun and interesting moments within gameplay, such as when you unlock certain Achievements. Additionally, you can also issue commands, with either your voice or the controller, to capture interesting moments you would like to record or that just happened.

I honestly think this is a cool idea. Obviously it will depend on the achievement – I don’t need to see thousands of people uploading video of the same achievement where it all looks the same. However, often achievements can be obtained in different ways. Imagine an achievement for killing a certain number of baddies at once; I’d love to see a wide variety of pwnage gaining achievements. Really, I just enjoy this built in recording idea – it will be great to create your own “greatest hits” video. Let’s just make sure the Kinect isn’t on to record your “concentration face”.

Last Updated: October 9, 2013

was reviewed on PC

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