Microsoft puts Xbox One over-the-air DVR plans on hold

Arif Bacchus

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Back in March, we reported on the fact that Microsoft was testing a TV DVR Feature for the Xbox One, and was aiming to release the feature sometime in 2016. Today, and as reported by The Verge, we’ve just learned that Microsoft has put these plans on hold, and is instead focusing on launching new higher fan-requested gaming experiences.

In a statement from a Microsoft spokesperson published in The Verge, Microsoft states,

“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.”

This can be seen as bad news for Xbox One users who wanted to use the Microsoft system to record free over the air (OTA) TV broadcasts, schedule recordings, and even take recorded shows on the go across devices.

Microsoft is widely rumored to be showing off at least one new device in the Xbox family next week at E3, and it’s possible that while plans for DVR on the Xbox One are on hold, we haven’t heard the last of it yet. Stay tuned to WinBeta for all the latest on E3, on Xbox, and on all things Microsoft!