Microsoft has revealed that a handful of featured apps on their next-gen Xbox One console will be behind the Xbox Live Gold subscription, including the Game DVR system that allows players to record footage directly through the console.
A splash page on the official Xbox website
showcases the features put behind the paywall, including the recently announced SmartMatch system that will offer unique matchmaking for multiplayer. Previous Xbox 360 Live Gold apps like multiplayer, Internet Explorer and the free monthly games will also make a return on the Xbox One. Oddly though Skype appears to be behind the Xbox Live Gold requirement, something which is currently free to use on a number of platforms.
A Microsoft representative has confirmed to One Hit Pixel
that those not opting for the Gold subscription will be unable to record any game footage using the DVR built-in, stating that "Game DVR features will be available to Xbox Live Gold members only."
Microsoft's Xbox One is expected to be released sometime in November of this year, at a price point of $599.