Microsoft wants to make games on the Xbox One more discoverable with the inclusion of the in-built Game DVR, which will allow gamers to record and share in-game footage. Speaking at the Eurogamer Expo Microsoft's Corporate Vice President, Phil Harrison, the company aims to "connect games with gamers and gamers with the best games."
Discoverability is one elements, but in a very clever move, players will be able to head to the store and purchase the game that they have been watching with the touch of a button. Harrison described the Game DVR as a "great virality tool," as a result. Many indie developers have attributed increases in sales of their games to exposure on YouTube courtesy of channels that do Let's Plays or thanks to clips from the game being posted online.
While recording has been simplified, the editing process has also been streamlined. The in-built Upload Studio can be used to trim clips, while skins can also be applied to make videos unique and interesting. These videos can then be shared with friends or uploaded directly to Xbox Live.