In a move that probably won’t cause anyone to lose much sleep, Microsoft has announced that its plans to introduce TV DVR functionality on Xbox One are “on hold”.
The company unveiled their intentions to bring a TV DVR (digital video recorder) functionality to the Xbox One back in August 2015, with the promise that the feature would arrive sometime in 2016.
A Microsoft representative confirmed to The Verge:
After careful consideration, we’ve decided to put development of DVR for Over-the-Air TV on hold to focus our attention on launching new, higher fan-requested gaming experiences across Xbox One and Windows 10. We’re always listening to fan feedback and we look forward to bringing more requested experiences on Xbox One, Windows 10 and Xbox Live this year.
You can enjoy live TV on your Xbox One, but the console itself currently has no way of recording – although it’s been a long time since I met anyone who actually records shows. I guess YouTube clips don’t appear by magic.
Still, you can’t really fault Microsoft for putting aside something nobody really asked for so that they can focus on features that gamers have actually been asking for.
In other Microsoft/Xbox news, there are plenty of pre-E3 rumblings that the company will be announcing not one, but two brand new Xbox One models. Exciting times.
Ewan Moore is a journalist at UNILAD Gaming who still quite hasn’t gotten out of his mid 00’s emo phase. After graduating from the University of Portsmouth in 2015 with a BA in Journalism & Media Studies (thanks for asking), he went on to do some freelance words for various places, including Kotaku, Den of Geek, and TheSixthAxis, before landing a full time gig at UNILAD in 2016.