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PlayStation 4 Will Record 15 Minutes Of Gameplay Data

So, how many minutes of gameplay does the PlayStation 4 record in the background?

Reports have varied over the past few months, but now we've got the final word. As reported by CVG, Sony's new machine will continually record 15 minutes of gameplay data, which users can then publish online if they so choose.

SCEE Research & Development boss Neil Brown had gone on record saying the system recorded "several minutes" of gameplay footage. But in fact, it's fifteen minutes, as initially revealed. That recorded data can be accessed via the Dual Shock 4's nifty new Share button, and the player can even edit and crop the footage before sharing it with friends. You can upload to various social media networks, such as Ustream. For the record, the Xbox One will automatically record five minutes of gameplay that can also be shared.

Personally, I've never felt the need to do something like this, but I suppose it's a much appreciated feature.

Tags: ps4, playstation 4, ps4 recording, ps4 gameplay record

7/22/2013 9:45:38 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (22 posts)

newchef
Monday, July 22, 2013 @ 10:35:53 PM
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ehhh i feel ill be against it at first but like pretty much everything else, ill warm up to it and start using it sparingly later on

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, July 22, 2013 @ 11:08:46 PM
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I think I'd enjoy this feature for some of the crazier slow mo kills that are bound to be found in Fallout 4.

What's funny about the Xbox One one is you hafta holler a voice command at it. "Xbox, smoke my pole" or something to that effect.

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pavlovic
Monday, July 22, 2013 @ 11:56:17 PM
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Couldn't care less. Sure many gamers will love the feature.

Can imagine the Facebook main page filled with videos that I wouldnt want to see

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JROD0823
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 @ 12:26:48 AM
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I might give the feature a try once or twice, but I don't foresee myself using it regularly.

I hope others are more inclined to make cool videos, because I'm sure they will be able to do a better job than I probably will.

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duomaxwell007
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 @ 12:30:37 AM
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i wonder how it works lol does it start recording right when you start playing? if so then what if the footage you wanna record takes place 30 minutes into the game >.>

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Cesar_ser_4
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 @ 12:57:38 AM

The article makes it sound as if it were a buffer, where you can go back up to 15 minutes from when you paused or pressed the share button.

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Akuma07
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 @ 1:52:39 AM

I don't understand your question.

If you wanted to record something, then why would you wait 30 minutes to do so?

If it happened in the last 15 minutes of gameplay, just press the share button as soon as you feel the need to share it.

The only limitation is if you want to upload MORE than 15 minutes of gameplay. But how often is that?

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duomaxwell007
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 @ 11:51:52 AM

ok well now that that question is answered i recall Sony saying back in Feb that ppl on your friends list could see and WATCH what game youre playing live while you play it... if that IS true why would one need the recording if a friend could technically watch me play an entire game from start to finish live if they wanted?

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Killa Tequilla
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 @ 12:50:13 AM
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I just love the idea. I come across some funny stuff in games. How else can I convince a friend I saw a dragon flying backwards? Footage.

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Akuma07
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 @ 1:50:57 AM

Or a resident of Whiterun buried in the ground from the waist down.

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Akuma07
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 @ 1:50:11 AM
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The only time I have felt like doing this was in Call of Duty, and that is because that feature is already available in it.

The difficulty is that its the game that does it, and it records like your last 20 matches. But you have to exit the menu and go back to the video screen, so the whole thing is time consuming and cumbersome. This new share feature will make it SO much easier and more useful, and I will probably use it with other games as well.

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VampDeLeon
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 @ 2:44:14 AM
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Depending on the quality of the 15 minutes footage that is recorded, I could definitely see use for this on Youtube, for helpful walkthroughs and tips.

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kraygen
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 @ 3:39:59 AM
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I think I'll love this. Just Cause 2 would allow you to record yourself doing wacky things and then upload it to youtube and I uploaded several videos there and lots of people seemed to enjoy watching them and it was a great way to keep some of my most fun or hilarious moments.

The only problem there was you had to tell it to record and then try to accomplish your insane trick. This setup will ensure that when you pull off that once in a lifetime, never to be repeated, bit of gaming genius, that you won't miss it because you didn't hit the record button.

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Zemus101
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 @ 9:25:19 PM

and I believe everyone here could say that they've done something incredibly awesome at one time or another with no means to share it's awesomeness with the world.

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daus26
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 @ 5:49:51 AM
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I will definitely love this feature. It'll be exclusive to PS Plus members right?

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Zemus101
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 @ 9:24:00 PM

I could definitely see it being a PS+ feature. I'm fine with that. It's not necessary to enjoy a good game.

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Banky A
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 @ 5:51:48 AM
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this is actually a very good initiative for gaming. yay for no more capture cards which might not be for you

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Huey
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 @ 6:49:47 AM
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My concern with this would be delete. This is not an automatic recording is it? If so, 500 gigs could be ate up pretty quick. Maybe you would be asked going into a game if you wanted the recording option on or not.

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bldudas1
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 @ 7:18:02 AM
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I don't really care. I guess this would be handy if I found a crazy glitch, though.

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Zemus101
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 @ 9:22:46 PM
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Pretty excited to be able to upload 15 minutes of Final Fantasy XIV footage on a daily basis! Epic boss fights with friends, and perhaps how-to videos? I'm on board :)

Not to mention watching video uploads on games you were on the fence about purchasing.

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Jed
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 @ 11:28:37 PM
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I don't see myself using it a lot. I might save some videos if a crazy glitch happens. I guess I'll have to try if first and see what I think.

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VictorDeLeon
Sunday, July 28, 2013 @ 12:18:12 PM
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question is where will it be saed? will it fill your HDD or just a portio of the HDD written over and over again? won't it break the HDD?

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