Xbox One's screenshot feature won't arrive until next year

[/img]The Xbox One’s screenshot-making feature won’t be added to the system’s feature set until next year. Xbox head Phil Spencer explained to IGN that as the company comes “back into the new year, we’ll see new stuff, and screenshots is on the list.” The news follows Spencer’s promise a few weeks ago that the company would deliver on oft-requested features such as screenshot creation and background themes for the Xbox One’s dashboard. Those custom backgrounds will be part of the system’s November update.

“In December, it’s probably a time for us to pause for a little bit and settle just as all the new consoles are coming online,” Spencer said, indicating a small break in the action for the console’s development team. He also noted that screenshot creation for Xbox One is “a little more technically challenging than I thought,” but that the team found a “good solution” two weeks ago. “They’re working on it. They know people want it. The team has a path to getting it done, and now it’s just prioritizing,” he added.



JTAGs can do this and it wasn’t something developed by a company, it was something created by an individual who had too much time on their hands and got bored so decided to solder some wires together.

Very true, Microsoft can over-complicate things a lot of the time.

Maybe he honestly doesn’t think it’s easy. Or are you referencing Microsoft as a whole saying that they make things harder on themselves?

Either way, it would be cool if they later updated this feature so that games can integrate it so you can choose what shows and what doesn’t. I would love to just take scenic snapshots with no HUD or character model/weapon. THAT would probably take more time to make.

If it can record video it should be able to take a simple screenshot…