Xbox One Screenshot Feature Won’t Come Out Until 2015
Those hoping to say "Xbox, screenshot that" in order to take pictures in-game on their Xbox One will have to wait a bit longer for the upcoming feature.
In an interview with IGN, the Head of Xbox Phil Spencer said that December will be a month for his teams to slow down, take a breather and enjoy time with their families.
“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. “As we come back into the new year, we’ll see new stuff, and screenshots is on the list,”
Spencer jested his teams by saying, "we can do video, how hard can it be to just grab a frame of the video?” He recognizes that things are not as simple as grabbing a split-second frame from its recorded videos -- screenshots tend to be taken at a much higher quality that recorded video of video game footage.
“It’s a little more technically challenging than I thought. Two weeks ago, they think they’ve found a good solution for screenshots. 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.”
Spencer mentioned that, besides working on the screenshot feature for the Xbox One, he wants his teams to address the install times on the system, noting that it's a personal priority for him.