Xbox is changing how the capture system works

October 10, 2023 by No Comments

One of Xbox’s strongest features has always been the ‘Capture System’, which has been integrated with its consoles for years. With the push of a button, users can capture clips in up to 4K resolution and easily share them across the Xbox Network and beyond. It’s been a relatively unchanged mechanic for nearly a decade – it’s only improved over time.

Now, it has been revealed by Xbox that the capture system is going to undergo a huge change. As of January 2024, it has been announced that ‘any game clips or screenshots uploaded to the Xbox Network will be deleted after 90 days’.

A monumental difference

To put it into perspective, I have clips stored on my Xbox network from about seven or eight years ago – they’re GTA V clips and they’re amazing. Beyond that, I have clips from a wide variety of games – UFC, Fallout, Wolfenstein, Call of Duty, The Sims… you name it, it’s there.

If Xbox’s new system was always a thing, a little more than three months after I captured all those clips would have wiped out those memories – unless I backed them up. That’s changing — and it’s surprising gamers around the world.

There’s one of two ways around it – you can back them up or set them to automatically upload to a OneDrive account. As of January 2024, any clips and screenshots captured and uploaded to the Xbox Network will be deleted after just 90 days. It could be a storage-saving thing – maybe there are billions of forgotten files on an Azure server somewhere, who knows?

What will happen to existing clips and screenshots outside that threshold has yet to be confirmed.

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