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Xbox One could have screenshots very soon

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Screenshot coming to Xbox One soon

The Xbox One February update is out now, and Microsoft’s console is still missing a major feature. PS4 players have been able to take and share screenshots nearly since launch, and yet it’s not yet possible on the other current-gen console. But it’s on the way, and might just be around the corner is Phil Spencer is to be trusted.

Just before the weekend rolled in, Spencer posted a picture showing screenshot functionality working on his Xbox One dev kit. The functionality is nearly there, and from the looks of things the UI interface for the feature needs a lot of work. Still, this is the first sign that screenshots aren’t a distant hope for the Xbox One.

Judging from that shot alone, I don’t think screenshots will be ready in time for the March update. There still seems to be a lot to do in terms of accessibility and ease of use, because right now bringing up an obtrusive menu like that isn’t user friendly. I have no doubt Kinect functionality is also on the table before launch, so that commands like “Xbox, save that screen” actually make sense.

But at least there’s some progress being shown, even if it’s taken far too long for Microsoft to implement this. I just hope it arrives before the next Gears of War; because I want to be sharing the hell out of my Lancer kills from day one.

Last Updated: February 9, 2015


  1. RinceThis

    February 9, 2015 at 13:13

    • Hammersteyn

      February 9, 2015 at 13:16

      Imagine he left his cellphone in his pocket.


      • RinceThis

        February 9, 2015 at 13:17

        I think he did. Some crazies out there!


      • Jaded_Reprobate

        February 9, 2015 at 13:23

        Noka 3310?


        • Hammersteyn

          February 9, 2015 at 13:24

          M-M-M-M-M-M-Monster kill!


          • Jaded_Reprobate

            February 9, 2015 at 13:24

            evolve dlc then?

          • Hammersteyn

            February 9, 2015 at 13:25

            Unreal Tournament reference

          • Jaded_Reprobate

            February 9, 2015 at 13:26

            never played it….

          • Hammersteyn

            February 9, 2015 at 13:28

            That’s a shame. One of the best LAN games back in the day.

          • Jonah Cash

            February 9, 2015 at 15:02

            BurlyBobb probably hates COD!! 887?? WOW!!

  2. Deceased

    February 9, 2015 at 13:19

    You mean to tell me that Xbox ( don’t know about PS ) is only getting screenshots NOW?

    What year is this?!?! O.O

    No wonder Console gamers hate PC gamers :/


    • Hammersteyn

      February 9, 2015 at 13:24

      You’re feeding the trolls, never feed trolls. (Well one troll to be honest)


  3. L337J1MB0B

    February 9, 2015 at 13:27

    Slow clap………


  4. xXSlayerXx

    February 9, 2015 at 13:35

    XBox One can save “screenshots”. Able to save the current image on the screen for offline viewing or to send it to your friends to brag.

    Checkmate PS4/PC


  5. Admiral Chief

    February 9, 2015 at 14:17

    [insert “WHAT YEAR IS IT?” meme]


  6. Mark Treloar

    February 9, 2015 at 14:21

    My PC never had this problem.


  7. Roonda

    February 9, 2015 at 14:29

    Anybody still has questions about how to earn playing games? check here http://bit.ly/1xVRmA0


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