Microsoft executive Mike Ybarra has given us a bit more insight into what the Xbox One X DVR will be like on the console. According to him, it will allow you to record things off of your television at 60Hz, and will also include High-Dynamic Ranging for even higher picture quality.
This information puts the Xbox One X a huge leap above the normal Xbox One’s DVR. That version of the DVR could only record at 720p, at 30 frames per second, rather than the 60 frames that the Xbox One X is capable of. However, Ybarra didn’t say whether or not the DVR would be able to record more than the 5 minutes that the regular Xbox One has. The Playstation 4 DVR can record up to fifteen minutes.
While it’s a minor detail, Ybarra’s new reveal about the Xbox One DVR means that that’s yet another advantage that the premium model of the console has over the old one. The Xbox One X is Microsoft’s answer to the Playstation 4 Pro, and though it’s a year behind there’s a lot of information about it that is helping to drum up hype.
The console went on pre-order during Gamescom, and has, since then, become the fastest selling pre-order console in Microsoft’s history. It topped Amazon charts all over the world along with a number of other online retailers, meaning that it might stand a real chance of competing with the Playstation 4 Pro.
That, however, relies on how technically sound the Xbox One X is on its release, along with the game selection; Microsoft has often stated that they plan on having various first-party exclusive games available when the console releases, but which games those are remain to be seen.
You’ll be able to take advantage of all of the Xbox One X’s improvements, along with the Xbox One X DVR, when the game comes out in November of this year.