The two big console players viz. Microsoft’s Xbox and Sony’s Playstation have been facing off for years now. The battle is however, heating up quite a bit with regards to the latest and yet unreleased iterations of their respective companies. While the Xbox One has its pros and cons, the latest news dictates that one more con be added to the list. On the subject of recording and sharing gameplay videos, it seems Microsoft is not really into that. According to some reports, the feature that will allow owners to recording their own gameplay footage and share the content with other’s online will require a $60 per year Xbox Live Gold account membership.
That might not really be too high a price to pay and of course there might also be a few other benefits to being part of that group, but it doest bode well with consumers and loyalists to have to pay for a service the competition isn’t charging for. Playstation users don’t need to pay to use this service or even be part of the Plus network. This along with so many other factors (read the article here) puts the PS4 camp a little ahead of Microsoft. It’s going to be hard catching up.
[Via - Slashdot]