Online Xbox Series X Games – Xbox Loses Another Option

Online Xbox Series X Games

Online Xbox Series X Games – Xbox Loses Another Option

Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One users recently lost a key sharing feature, thanks to Elon Musk. This feature would let them easily share their favorite screenshots and gameplay footage on social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook. It was especially popular during the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One console generations. So, users would capture key and epic moments in games and share them with the press of a button. However, this function is no longer available for online Xbox Series X games now.

Online Xbox Series X Games – Official Update from Xbox

As reported by Polygon, the function lets users share screenshots and gameplay. It can be done via Xbox console or Xbox Game Bar in Windows, and it is no longer available.

At the time of writing, Xbox Series X only allows shares to the Activity Feed, Messages, Mobile, Club, or OneDrive. The option to share on Twitter is no longer available. The official Xbox Twitter account confirmed the removal of this function last week.

In response to a follower, Xbox tweeted, “We have had to disable the ability to share game uploads to Twitter directly from the console and Game Bar on Windows. You can still share your favorite moments to Twitter via the Xbox app for Android and iOS.”

High Costs Could Be Behind This Issue

The reason for the removal of this feature from Xbox consoles and Windows is not officially confirmed. Some say that it is due to Elon Musk’s new Twitter API paywall. According to a report from The Verge, the API could cost companies like Microsoft a lot.

Estimates say they would pay around $42k a month to have Twitter features on its consoles and PC. However, the reasoning that it is happening because of costs is based purely on hearsay right now.

Competitors Still Able to Share

It is important to note the status of PS5 and 4, as well as Nintendo Switch. Apparently, they still allow users to share screenshots and gameplay clips on Twitter.

Additionally, users can still upload content to Twitter from the Xbox mobile app. This is odd if you think about the removal of the share function from Xbox consoles.

Emulators on Xbox Also Lost to Players

Another feature that Xbox users have lost recently is the ability to install emulators on the console. Emulators let users play retro classics from PS2, GameCube, and other consoles on their Xbox Series X|S consoles.

However, recently saw error messages when they tried to load their emulators. They said, “the game or app you’re trying to launch violates Microsoft Store policy and is not supported.”

Online Xbox Series X Games – Simply Become a Dev?

Those interested in retro gaming preservation have been using the hashtag ‘LetUsEmulate’ on Twitter. It is worth noting that emulators are apparently still accessible with the paid developer mode. However, this is only available to a select few users, so it is better to just play other online Xbox Series X games like the new Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II.

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