Microsoft granted patent for DVR/Gaming console
Now that information about a DVR/Gaming console patent has been uncovered by Kotaku, it is starting to look likely that Microsoft’s dream fusion of Xbox and TV could come in the next gen console.
Since 2007, former chief executive Bill Gates has been pushing the application for patent #8083593.
The associated text included: “A digital video recorder (DVR) application running alongside a television client component allows users to record media content on the gaming console. The DVR application also integrates itself with the console menu. Once integrated, users can record media content while playing games. Alternatively, users can record content when the gaming console is turned off. The recorded content can include television programming, gaming experience (whether local or online), music, DVDs, and so on. When in the recording state, users can also switch between various other media modes, whether gaming, television, and so on.”
The patent was granted on December 27 by the US Patent & Trademark Office.
Microsoft have been teasing this technology for the past five years. However, this new tech is not likely to be seen until the next console release.