Published on August 6th, 2013 | by Alex Porter


New Xbox One Details Regarding The DVR, Achievements, And More…

Yesterday Microsoft’s Marc Whitten spoke to IGN and provided some new information regarding certain features of the Xbox One. Whitten responded to questions about the console’s DVR, Gamerpics, Avatars, and Achievements and provided some new details on each of them.

Whitten confirmed that Avatars will carry over from the Xbox 360 saying, “your avatar will be on the system at launch and in fact, you’ll have some new options.” While he did not go in to detail about what these options are, he did say that gamers will be able to create full body Gamerpics with their avatars. He also added that Gamerpics have changed stating that, “We’ve moved from the 64×64 gamerpics on Xbox 360 to a full 1080p.”

As for Achievements, Whitten said that the different Xbox versions of games will have “a separate set of Gamerscore in each game.” This means that you could get two sets of achievements for the same game if you had both versions but with the list of new Achievement features for the Xbox One, that version would definitely be the better game to have.

Regarding the built in DVR, Whitten confirmed that it will capture “beautiful clips at 720p 30fps.” He also mentioned that developers may use the integrated DVR to do new things and to implement captured footage into the games themselves. Exactly what we can expect from that remains to be seen.

As a Gamerscore Who… I mean person!, I am excited to see what they do with Achievements. The DVR does not impress me though as my own PVR captures at a higher resolution plus how many more set-up Call of Duty sniper videos are we now going to see as a result? What is your view on this information? Let us know below!

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