Yesterday Microsoft confirmed that only Xbox Live Gold subscribers would be able to use the new Game DVR feature on Xbox One. No one was shocked by that news, given the current structure of Xbox Live and how it limits features of those not willing to pay for the service.
Today we learn that Sony will not force customers to pay for its premium online service in order to use its video recording and sharing features. On Twitter this morning Sony president Shuhei Yoshida confirmed that a PlayStation Plus membership will not be required in order to stream and record footage from the PlayStation 4.
When asked by a fan on Twitter if "the PS4 recording feature be available to all or only those who have PS+?," Yoshida responded by simply saying "all." Another Twitter follower asked "are the PS4 game recording and streaming features exclusive to Plus subscribers?," to which he simply responded "no."
Once again it seems like Sony's PS4 has a leg up on Microsoft's next-generation system. The real question is how important is this feature to the masses? Obviously Sony and Microsoft think having these capabilities in their systems is very important...