Meant to launch this year, Xbox One’s TV DVR functionality was scrapped earlier this month. After comments from Microsoft however, it looks like the feature might still release, if there is enough demand from fans.
Speaking with GameSpot, Xbox General Manager Dave McCarthy comments on the choice to put the feature on hold. “Those are always tough decisions… You kind of have to prioritize where you’re focusing your time.”
If fans take to the Xbox feedback site and vote for the feature however, Microsoft is open to putting it back on the table. “We listen,” he says. “We look at that User Feedback site on a regular basis and try and respond to what people want the most. I wouldn’t rule it out entirely, over time.”
Currently, though the Xbox One does allow gamers to watch TV through the console, the cable box must handle the DVR functionality.
Earlier this month, Microsoft cited fan interest in other things as the reason behind the cancelation in the first place. “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,” the company said.
“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.”
As we learn more about any new features headed to the Xbox One, you’ll find it all right here on Gamespresso.