Last year you may have recalled Microsoft announcing a new TV DVR feature that would be coming to the Xbox One. This would have allowed gamers to record media from their TV which would be stored on the console or shared online to other connected devices such as Windows 10 PCs. However, that feature has since been placed on the backburner for Microsoft for the time being.
This TV DVR original announcement came around the time that Microsoft was attempting to highlight the Xbox One as a media center full of features rather than honing in on the consoles gaming core. Instead, Microsoft has changed their mindset and began listening to fan feedback on the console.
The Verge managed to get a statement on the Xbox One TV DVR feature from a Microsoft spokesperson.
“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.”
This doesn’t state that the feature is completely out of the question for Microsoft, but instead suggests that it’s not Microsoft’s prime focus. Perhaps this feature is something that could be coming with the latest rumored Xbox One updated console said to be announced during this year’s E3.