Thursday, September 4, 2014
Xbox 720 To Include DVR

Xbox 720 To Include DVR

The next Xbox, whatever you choose to call it is said to be one powerful piece of work. Some say it’ll boast visuals matching the movie Avatar, and others claim it’ll take to the cloud. It’s been all speculation, but finally some solid piece of information has been made available courtesy the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.

The government firm granted Microsoft a patent for a device that would serve as both a game console and a digital video recorder. Patent # 8,083,593 on December 27th.

Here’s the description:

“A digital video recorder (DVR) application running alongside a television client component allows users to record media content on the gaming console. The DVR application also integrates itself with the console menu. Once integrated, users can record media content while playing games. Alternatively, users can record content when the gaming console is turned off. The recorded content can include television programming, gaming experience (whether local or online), music, DVDs, and so on. When in the recording state, users can also switch between various other media modes, whether gaming, television, and so on.”

What we have here is a device that would be able to record video while playing games, one that’s also capable of recording even if the game-playing portion is turned off.

Microsoft’s crafting something big and soon enough we’ll see it. Soon enough.

Thanks, Kotaku.

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  • nick

    this is the exact problem with M$!
    there more interested in turning the xbox into a media centre then a games machine!
    how long would of the xbox lasted if they did this with that?
    it was so funny the other day M$ had a massive kinect booth with 20 TVs setup showing off kinect.
    and since there was no one there, the employees were just standing there having a mothers club.
    i walked up to them and they said oh hey you want to have a go?
    i said hell no, can you do me one favour?
    take this message back to M$ game studios, and i handed him a piece of paper.
    it read.
    WHERE WOULD THE XBOX BE WITHOUT HALO?
    WHERE WOULD THE XBOX BE IF INSTEAD OF GEARS, IT HAD DANCE CENTRAL?
    THESE GAMES MADE THE XBOX WHAT IT IS TODAY, NOT THIS STUPID MC CRAP!
    YOUR FANS WANT PROPER CORE GAMES, WHEN WILL YOU DELIVER?
    PS while your at it, for the love of god take rare off crappy kinect games and let them do another banjo kazooie!
    i wonder if they will listen………
    no, seriously, if your in the countries biggest shopping centre, it was packed that day you couldent move!
    and they could not get a single soul to try out kinect, what does that tell you?
    game have gaming booths setup in there store.
    the ps3 is always full with people playing infamous and R&C.
    nintys is always full with people playing metroid and mario galaxy.
    M$ though, always deserted people dont want to go standing up flailing around like a escaped mental patient!
    especially in a shop in front of hundreds of people they dont know!
    god, when will M$ get this through their thick heads!?

  • http://www.gamesthirst.com Ernice Gilbert

    Apple TV is coming, and rumor has it it’s to boast Onlive support…. the world is changing all around us.

  • http://www.gamesthirst.com Ernice Gilbert

    The winner of next gen might not be Sony, Nintendo or Microsoft…imagine that…

  • nick

    apple TVs already out, the new version is not really adding much.
    id be cool if it did have onlive support, though kinda useless for most people ATM just dont have the Internet required for it.
    did you know playing a game on onlive eats up 2GBs of download usage every 30 minutes?
    the average household here has a 15GB download usage.
    4 hours 16GB, thats 1GB over the average user gone!
    1 monthly download usage gone in only 4 hours of playing a game, a average amount people would play per day.
    so yea, apple TV having onlive support would be about as useful as Ferrari releasing a supercar that can break 300MPH.
    where the hell are you going to use it!?