UPDATE: Sony has said that you won't need a PlayStation Plus subscription to use the PlayStation 4's game-recording function.

Sony's Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida confirmed the news to PlayStation fans via Twitter last night (as spotted by Game Informer).

The decision contrasts with Microsoft's choice for Xbox One. As revealed yesterday, you will need to be a paid-up Xbox Live Gold subscriber to access the system's Game DVR feature.

ORIGINAL STORY: One of the Xbox One's most highly touted features is the ability to record gameplay videos and upload them to your friends on Xbox Live. Unfortunately, it's been revealed that this feature is being limited to Xbox Live Gold members.

This info comes straight from the horse's mouth on the official Xbox website where it lists the differences between Gold features on the Xbox 360 and its upcoming successor.

Previously, it had been revealed that this DVR feature would allow for up to five minutes of video playback at 720p and 30 frames per second.

Elsewhere, Microsoft noted that its OneGuide feature, which outlines what's on TV and trending in the Xbox Live community, will also be limited to Gold members. This isn't as highly demanded a feature, but still seems like an odd thing to limit.


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