Xbox One Game DVR capture increasing to 1080p, with support for external hard drives

While Xbox One X owners will see Game DVR improvements at launch, standard Xbox One owners are also getting an upgrade this fall.

Microsoft has announced its plans to upgrade the Xbox One‘s inbuilt video capture solution, “Game DVR,” as a part of the console’s next major update this fall. Among the improvements is a bump in recording resolution to 1080p and support for saving video directly to external hard drives. Furthermore, these improvements are rolling out today ahead of time, for those enrolled in the Alpha Ring of the Xbox Insider Program.

When the Xbox One first launched, the company drove home the social aspects of Xbox Live, while introducing an integrated capture solution for gameplay known as Game DVR. Nearly four years on, the feature remains a core feature of the Xbox One, allowing gamers to capture both upcoming events and moments passed.

However, until now, Game DVR has limited recordings to 720p resolution at 30 frames per second (FPS), despite several games hitting 1080p resolution today. Following the update, Game DVR will now capture at 1080p by default, delivering a significant bump in resolution.

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