Microsoft has long promised TV DVR functionality to their Xbox One user base. It included the ability to pause live TV and schedule programs for recording. It was to be done through their existing TV Tuner adapter that takes TV antenna signals and allows them to be viewed on the Xbox One.
Here is what Microsoft said about the situation:
“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. 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 comes as a slap in the face to loyal Xbox One owners who have been looking forward to this feature. I know people who have held off on buying a DVR because they thought their Xbox One would have that functionality. Hopefully in its place Microsoft adds some new great gaming features as they mention.