Xbox 720 rumored to come with PS4-like sharing features

Apr 26, 2013
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Microsoft's next-generation Xbox gaming console, which the company just confirmed the other day, is the latest to be involved in the rumor hype, and we certainly haven't seen a shortage of speculation making its way around. Today, it's been rumored that Microsoft will be emphasizing sharing features with the Xbox 720, and will even be taking a page out of the PS4 book by including their own "Share" button on the Xbox 720 controller.

This supposed share button will allow gamers to upload any gaming highlights to streaming services such as YouTube and Ustream, as well as share clips to Facebook, Twitter, and other social web services. This feature seems to be practically identical to Sony's own sharing feature on the PlayStation 4, which the company detailed at the unveil event back in February.

The report comes from Polygon, where their sources say that the video game capture system will work like a DVR, and it can be turned on or off if need be. Gamers can also set it up where the console automatically begins recording when certain in-game events happen. However, Microsoft is said to still be hammering out the details as of right now.

These same sources also point out that the Xbox 720 will require to be in an always-on state. We've heard numerous rumors about this before, and it seems to be picking up steam. The function will act as an anti-piracy tool, making sure that all games loaded up on the console are legit by checking with Microsoft's servers for validation.

[via Polygon]


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