Microsoft Plans to Add Xbox One Screenshot Feature in System Update

The ability to take screenshots is on the company's list of ideas for a future update.

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Video won't always be the only way of sharing your favorite Xbox One moments: Although we don't yet know when it will be coming, the ability to take screenshots of your games on Xbox One is on Microsoft's list of features to add in a future update.

This is according to Head of Xbox Phil Spencer, who was asked whether Microsoft has plans to allow players to take screenshots and share them on social networks like Twitter. "Yea, this is the list for the monthly updates, team is making great progress on the updates," Spencer replied on Twitter. "More features to come."

Indeed, Microsoft has been routinely rolling out system updates for the Xbox One. Among other things, the Xbox One added a new Party Chat mode and Twitch streaming in March, friend notifications in April, and a sound mixer this month. June's update will add support for external storage devices and allow players to use their real names on Xbox Live.

The ability to take screenshots would be a natural addition to the system--players can already record gameplay video on the fly that can then be shared with other Xbox One owners or uploaded to OneDrive. The PlayStation 4, meanwhile, already allows screenshots to be taken using the DualShock 4's Share button.

What features are you most hoping to see show up on Xbox One? Let us know in the comments below.

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Vivvianni

Wow what a Feature "that is missing".

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gunnmetal

<< LINK REMOVED >> wow you still have a ps4 thats boring as hell

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Grenadehh

Also it's too bad that Titanfall screenshot came from PC.

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Grenadehh

So many pathetic haters. Because gaming isn't about gaming, it's about determining your self worth by what for-profit international mega-business you owe your loyalty to.

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IAmMcGruber

@grenadehh It's all about licking the anus's of the people who care nothing about you as an individual, just how much money you can throw theit way. Those are the people that get defended like they're gods.

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k2theswiss

Cool! Keep it coming Phil. Don should been canned long time ago with steve,

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sammoth

Awesome.

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GameFan1983

M$ clearly didn't do their homework carefully when researching market interests.

Screenshot feature should be included in X1 on day one, screenshots has been a culture in gaming community for more than 7 years and console gamers always wanted this feature. a good capture card that remains original image quality will cost you a good $400 or more. Sony clearly understand that and that's why screenshot(or share function) was available on PS4 before it's announced, remarkable job.


This is also the reason M$ console got trashed around by sony fanboys by spamming Infamous/killzone screenshots and x1 fanboy are helpless to fight back. now M$ let sony put a leash on their neck and they sniffed their way wherever Sony walked them to, what a joke. M$ toally asked for it,

This is 2014, and M$ still don't know what time it is.

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console_war_vet

<< LINK REMOVED >> Lol..."console gamers always wanted this feature."

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Grenadehh

<< LINK REMOVED >> Lol more than 7 years, heres an arbitrary number. Screenshots have been a staple of gaming and computing since games and computers existed. It's why keyboards have had a print screen key for yeaaaaaaaaaaaars.


Go back to your pathetic sony cave and leave the adults alone.

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Vivvianni

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You go back to your pathetic 720p sh1tbox.

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sammoth

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Where are the games on the PS4. Must not be to many if your on this site all the time.

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Aaronp2k

@sammoth @vivvianni @grenadehh @GameFan1983 good things come to those who wait. you remember how amazing dark souls was? If you haven't played it then you aren't a true gamer. well the spiritual successor is exclusive to ps4, so suck that.


also suck on this while your at it.


planetside 2 > halo

uncharted & god of war > sunset overdrive

driveclub & project cars vr > forza (project cars is multi platform but will be first virtual reality racing game only on ps4 since xbox doesn't do vr)


that only leaves you with gears of war and who needs that when mass effect 4 and possibly the mass effect hd trilogy is coming out.

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sammoth

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Planetside 2 = Overrated and Halo is still a better more popular shooter. (sales plus player that play it say otherwise)


You can't compare anything to Sunset Overdrive. It's not out yet. Irrelevant


Drive Club = 30fps for a driving game is a sin this day and age. You have 5 track variants. It isn't even a sim.




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Aaronp2k

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> also destiny is going to kill halo.

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sammoth

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Doubt it. It's yet to be proven. Any more crystal ball projections ?

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Aaronp2k

@sammoth @Aaronp2k you've obviously never played planetside 2 being an xbox fanboy I doubt you have a gaming pc powerful enough to run planetside 2 so how you can say it is overrated when you haven't even played it is beyond me.


it has everything halo has, and add on to that 2000 player servers and a huge war instead of individual matches. planetside 2 revolutionised the fps genre.


and halo more popular? ha don't make me laugh. for a start halo got discontinued for pc because it sold so poorly. also you can't compare sales of halo to planetside 2 since planetside 2 is free lol. when it comes to ps4 your beloved halo is going to be old news.


as it stands right now about 90 percent (possibly even 100 percent) of ps4 gamers are going to get planetside 2 purely because its free. so thats already a confirmed 7 million downloads at least. if halo was out now it could not possibly be more popular because only 4.4 million people have an xbox one lol.

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sammoth

<< LINK REMOVED >> I have played Planetside 2 on PC. It's Rubbish compared to any modern shooter. It's a MMO with shooting it didn't revolutionize anything. It's not the first Shooter with that many players.


Halo is still a more popular series Period hands Down. FACT

Halo being old news compared to Planetside LOL ok whatever.


BTW: I am far from being a fanboy. Fan of games yes. I am a PC player first and foremost so your constant iodic Sony Fanboy comment are irrelevant.

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Aaronp2k

oh and quantum break, but thats just max payne with a different coat of paint. also remedy games have sold out pc gamers, the original max payne first came out on pc. what a knife in the back lol.

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sammoth

<< LINK REMOVED >> More crying from you.

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tendoboy1984

@sammoth @vivvianni @grenadehh @GameFan1983


Resogun

Child Of Light

flOw

Towerfall Ascension

Zen Pinball 2

The Pinball Arcade

Killzone Shadowfall

Knack (some people like it)

Infamous Second Son

MLB 14 The Show

Dead Nation

Trine 2

Warframe

Blacklight Retribution

WATCH_DOGS

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag

Need For Speed Rivals

Transistor

Octodad: Dadliest Catch (no idea WTF this is)

etc. etc. etc.


PS4 has the same multiplatform games as Xbox One. So stop being a fanboy.

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sammoth

<< LINK REMOVED >> TLDR

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Sevenizz

Of all the MS features (most already copied by Sony), screen capture is pretty low on the list compared to features like Snap, Party Chat, and Upload Studios.

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_WilliamWallace

Party chat finally on Ps4, is this 2007?

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thebeachguy90

<< LINK REMOVED >> Yea just like Blu-Ray is finally on Xbox.

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sammoth

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> To bad Blu-Ray isn't owned by Sony. Nice Try though.

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Aaronp2k

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> blu ray is partially owned by sony actually. microsoft have to pay sony money for every xbox one they sell because they are using blu ray.

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sammoth

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Nope WRONG. Blu-ray is NOT owned by Sony FACT. MS do not pay royalties to them either. Sony help develop it but, they don't own it. Sony is only on the board of directors just like 20+ other companies.

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Aaronp2k

@sammoth @Aaronp2k @thebeachguy90 @_williamwallace << LINK REMOVED >>


you aren't getting a more reliable source than michael pachter.


sony owns the license for it. so you are wrong. why would a company contribute to technology and then not patent/copyright or whatever, that would be stupid.

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thebeachguy90

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Sony had a hand in development so it is partially theirs. Don't try to foolishly discredit that.

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Vivvianni

@thebeachguy90 @_williamwallace

Its is still funny bots been using 3 HDdvds for 1 game for more then 8 years on sh1tbox 360 LOL...Pathetic.

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IAmMcGruber

<< LINK REMOVED >> Is the term "bot" supposed to make me cry myself to sleep at night? I never understood it. "Bot", okay, you got me there... I guess I'm a "bot" because I own an xbox. Now i'm gonna go play some games that aren't shitty 8 bit indies...greatness awaits for you don't worry....

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tendoboy1984

<< LINK REMOVED >> Xbox 360 doesn't use HDDVD for it's game discs. It just uses normal DVD.

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Aaronp2k

@tendoboy1984 @vivvianni actually it uses dual layer dvd for most games.

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sammoth

<< LINK REMOVED >> No it's called a HDD. Something the PS never had until Xbox released it on their first console.

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Aaronp2k

@sammoth @vivvianni actually you could buy an external ps2 hdd which plugged into memory card slot long before xbox seen the light of day, so unlucky :).

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sammoth

<< LINK REMOVED >> Uh no. The First Xbox had an internal HDD was before the PS2 even thought of putting one in. It was an expansions bay. Sony banked on running off of the optical drive and wasn't used for all games.

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Aaronp2k

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> that was the official sony device you are talking about. there were plenty of devices before that.

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sammoth

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Sony didn't utilize it except for a few games.

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Vivvianni

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LOL blu ray haha poor xbox.

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sammoth

<< LINK REMOVED >> LOL

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deathstream

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Insane rant. Fascinating from a psychological perspective, but nonsensical in the real world.

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Aaronp2k

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> not nonsensical actually. is common knowledge that console gamers have yearned for the ability to share videos and screenshots with friends but not been prepared to cough up the money for a capture card (the $400 he stated is quite accurate for a good capture card). Unless of course you are talking about the 2nd part of his comment.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> lol

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DeanoFantasy

So you cant take screenshots or share video footage from the Xbox One already?.. I thought you could..? so why are you paying so much for that console?..

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console_war_vet

<< LINK REMOVED >> You can share video footage just fine.