Achievements are a big deal for many competitive gamers and up until now the only proof of capturing a game’s grand reward was an entry in your profile and a bump in your Gamerscore. However the Xbox One will do things in a different way.
In an interview with YouTuber ChampChong, Xbox exec Adam Pollington revealed that the Xbox One will automatically record Achievements as they’re unlocked. In addition, users will be able to edit and share their success stories with friends and rivals via the console’s built-in Game DVR.
Pollington didn’t explain how this feature will work, so we’ll reach out to Microsoft for details and will update things once information becomes available.
Update: Regarding this feature’s mechanics, a Microsoft spokesperson emailed us the following:
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.