Xbox Team has announced that Xbox One’s inbuilt video capture tool, “Game DVR”, will get an upgrade to start recording in 1080p when save location is an external hard drive. This is planned for the next major update for the Xbox One this fall and will roll out with Windows 10 Creators Update. However, if you been on Xbox Insider Program, you should be able to see these changes.
Till date, the Game DVR uses to capture recordings to 720P resolution at 30 FPS, probably Microsoft’s own reason of not bumping up to 1080P, which looks odd, especially when the games are running at 1080p, and with Xbox One X it will be 4K.
This, of course, means that you will be able to set the location of recorded clips to external drives which were limited to only Game installation, and apps. I have an Xbox One which has 500Gb storage, and with this, I can move game clips to an external drive. That said, I would definitely want to see if Xbox One X allows recording the clips at 1080 @ 60FPS if not at 4K.
The update will start rolling out by September 13th 1:00 AM PDT 9/15/2017 (8:00 AM GMT 15/9), you will be prompted to do so at that time. This is only for Insiders. Those who are on a regular cycle will get the update when FUC rolls out in October/ November.