Microsoft’s Xbox One console has seen a big shift over the past year. Originally announced as an all-in-one media device, the Xbox One not only allows people to game but also to watch movies, TV, and listen to music. Last year Microsoft added Over-the-Air (OTA) TV functionality to the console with digital TV tuners in Europe and North America, and indicated that DVR functionality for OTA TV would be following. According to a Microsoft spokesperson speaking to The Verge, that is no longer going to happen — at least for the time being as development of the feature has been placed on hold.
“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.”
Over the past year, Microsoft has really started to shift the main focus to gaming on the console, and with the New Xbox One Experience which launched last November, the company is starting to blur the lines between the Xbox One and PC gaming, and has even introduced cross-platform gaming. With E3 just around the corner, we’re definitely looking forward to seeing what Microsoft has planned for the Xbox One.
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