Borderlands on Xbox One Doesn't Let You Take Screenshots, Capture Gameplay

"Unfortunately, recording/screenshots are turned off for Borderlands."


The Xbox One version of Borderlands playable through backwards compatibility does not support screenshots or gameplay capture due to "licensing" issues, Microsoft has confirmed. The game became available on Xbox One to Preview Program members just yesterday, and players quickly reported that they were unable to take screenshots or record footage, leaving them to wonder if this was a bug.

It's not. In the Xbox forums, a Microsoft representative said, "This is expected. Unfortunately, recording/screenshots are turned off for Borderlands." Pressed for more details, the Microsoft spokesperson confirmed that this comes down to a "licensing" issue.

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No further details were provided, and Microsoft made no mention of this in its original announcement yesterday. Other backwards-compatible games do support screenshots and gameplay capture through GameDVR. A Microsoft representative told GameSpot, "Support for Xbox One features on Xbox 360 titles in Backward Compatibility are in the hands of the publisher to enable."

We're reaching out to 2K Games in attempt to learn more.

Borderlands features the Cage the Elephant track "Ain't No Rest for the Wicked" during its intro cinematic. But it's unclear if this has anything to do with the screenshot/capture ban.

There will be more than 100 Xbox 360 titles supported on Xbox One through backwards compatibility when the feature rolls out to everyone in November. For now, check out the list of all the confirmed titles so far.

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