Sony Worldwide Studios boss and Twitter info desk Shuhei Yoshida revealed PS4 owners won't require a PlayStation Plus subscription to access the system's game recording and streaming functions. After yesterday's news that the Xbox One's Game DVR recording is tied to Xbox Live Gold
, several Twitter users asked Yoshida if Plus was needed for the PS4's similar functionality. Yoshida not once
, not twice
, but thrice
replied in the negative.
When approached, A Sony Computer Entertainment UK spokesperson told Joystiq a PS Plus subscription doesn't confer any extra functionality regards recording and streaming games. As confirmed to CVG
, the PS4 can continually record 15 minutes of gameplay in the background, which users can edit and publish online, as well as stream video.