The ability to capture screenshots has been a long-requested feature for Microsoft's Xbox One console, and based on a tweet from the head of the company's gaming unit, it may arrive soon.
Phil Spencer, head of Microsoft's Xbox division, tweeted the following image of the screenshot feature in action, saying he was happy to "finally be doing this on my Xbox One dev kit." The image shows the ability to press the "Y" button to capture a screenshot, above the existing ability to press the "X" button to record gameplay footage.
Nice to finally be doing this on my Xbox One dev kit. pic.twitter.com/AgDDWr3ExJ— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) February 6, 2015
The Xbox One has had the ability to capture video clips of gaming since its launch in 2013, though it's lacked the screenshot feature despite user requests. Spencer's tweet likely means the feature will soon be pushed out to Xbox One preview users who receive software updates for the console prior to their final releases.
While not specifically revealed in the screenshot, it's likely that Xbox One owners with Kinect sensors will be able to say "Xbox, screenshot that" or something similar to capture a screenshot, similar to the "Xbox, record that" command to capture footage.
Source: Twitter (Phil Spencer)