Xbox One's planned TV DVR functionality has been delayed indefinitely0 Comments
There was a time when the Xbox One was being touted as a complete multimedia entertainment powerhouse. Though it still is one — with or without that overt goal — some of the planned features for the console have either been forgotten through time or ultimately scrapped. This appears to be a case of the latter, as Microsoft have announced that plans for the console's TV DVR functionality have been delayed indefinitely.
Speaking to The Verge, a Microsoft representative stated that the company's plans for the DVR system announced last August have been put "on hold" for an undisclosed amount of time, citing a desire to place more emphasis on their lucrative gaming endeavors.
"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," the representative said. "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."
It's worth noting that the Xbox One still allows its users to watch live TV; it just does so without any sort of recording function. It isn't a complete loss, however, as plenty of consumer-level DVR boxes are available for purchase on the consumer market, many of which connect to the user's computer, which may or may not be running Windows 10. Perhaps that's close enough.
Microsoft's Plans for Xbox One TV DVR Are Now "On Hold", GameSpot