Despite reports saying it will, Microsoft has confirmed that Achievements being unlocked will not be recorded automatically, but it is something that can be enabled by developers.

There had been speculation that every Achievement earned would be recorded and stored on the console’s GameDVR, so that they could share their successes with their friends.

This stance has been denied by Microsoft after Director of product planning Albert Panello went onto NeoGAF to clear things up, claiming that it is a feature that can be activated as long as the game developer allows it.

He said: “It won’t be automatic for every Achievement. It’s a feature that Developers can unlock for achievements, OR, for instance, have hidden in the game for doing something cool or discovering something hidden.

He added: “Basically we allow developers access to GameDVR and they can put conditions on an automatic recording.

“But not every Achievement will automatically be recorded.”

This essentially means that automatic recording can be added for certain moments, for example if automatic achievement recording is not on, it may be set for an Easter egg within the game.

Even without this being an automatic system there is still a ton that can be done with the Xbox One’s recording capabilities: it still records your last five minutes of gameplay, which can then be looked at, edited, even including a sound recording using Kinect and uploaded to the Xbox community, so you can still share your manic adventures with others.

Whilst this system is only available to upload to Xbox Live when the console launches, Microsoft plan to expand this to social media and video sharing sites such as YouTube post launch.

[Source: Eurogamer]

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