Borderlands on Xbox One Backwards Compatibility Will Not Support Gameplay Capture or Screenshots

on September 4, 2015 5:10 PM

Fans of the original Gearbox Software hit Borderlands were pleased earlier this week with the announcement that the original title will be available to replay through Xbox One’s backwards compatibility with Xbox 360 games, though users currently playing the game on the console’s Preview Program are reporting some of its limitations.

Users on the Xbox Forums have reported that Borderlands on Xbox One’s backwards compatibility does not support some features accessible to other titles on the program, the most apparent being the lack of gameplay video capture or screenshots.

A Microsoft representative responded to users that “this is expected. Unfortunately, recording/screenshots are turned off for Borderlands.” The representative further detailed that the limitations of the Xbox One version of Borderlands through backwards compatibility are due to “licensing” issues, though that’s been the closest explanation so far, as the limitations weren’t explained in the original announcement.

This is one of the first mentions of limitations like this being imposed on titles on Xbox One backwards compatibility, as the other titles released (so far) for the Xbox One Preview Program support the ability to record gameplay video or take screenshots, so we’ll have to wait and see whether other titles on the service will experience similar limitations.

Xbox One backwards compatibility with Xbox 360 titles is currently available to members of the Xbox Preview Program, with a public rollout of the feature expected to hit this holiday season with over 100 compatible titles.

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Ryan is the Features Editor at DualShockers, with over five years' experience in the world of video games culture and writing. He holds a BA in English & Cinema from Binghamton University, and lives in New York City.
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