Stellar Blade doesn't have a photo mode yet, here's why

Stellar Blade doesn't have a photo mode yet, here's why
Images via Shift Up

Written by 

Jack Roberts


30th Apr 2024 12:30

Stellar Blade is by far one of the most visually resplendent games you’ll likely see this year, with its sprawling Wastelands, dilapidated cities, and impressive monster fights – which makes it all the more disappointing that the game lacks a photo mode.

Whether you’re going out of your way to find all the outfits Stellar Blade offers, or parrying and dodging your way through combat encounters, a photo mode would be the ideal way to capture the game’s most spectacular moments.

Why doesn’t Stellar Blade have a photo mode?

To put it simply, Stellar Blade doesn’t have a photo mode as of yet as the developers were focussing solely on building the world and story. According to an interview with Famitsu prior to the game’s launch, the developers said: “We're currently concentrating on the development of the main game, so we don't have a photo mode ready yet.”

While this may be a bit of a blow to players like myself who were hoping to capture some stellar snaps early on, that 'yet' is all the hope I need that a photo mode could come soon.

Do we know if a photo mode will get added?

For the time being, we can’t say whether or not Stellar Blade will get a photo mode as there’s been no official confirmation from Shift Up on a time frame for it to be added. However, it isn’t out of the realm of possibility.

EVE in Xion in Stellar Blade
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Along with the implications from the Famitsu interview earlier, Stellar Blade’s New Game Plus option was added to the game in a post-launch update – which gives hope for more additions in the future. Other games, like Alan Wake 2, are getting photo modes patched in months after launch, so players can take as many aesthetic pictures as they would like.

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In the mean time, if you’re on the hunt for even more Stellar Blade guides, be sure to check out our dedicated Stellar Blade homepage where you can find out how to solve the Simple Puzzle, Wisdom Puzzle and Scrap Yard Puzzle.

Jack Roberts
About the author
Jack Roberts
Jack is a Guides Writer at GGRecon. With a BA (Hons) & MA in English and Creative Writing, he was also the Gaming Editor for The Indiependent. When not pondering which game has the best cup of coffee (and drinking far too much of it himself), he can often be found playing Dead by Daylight, Street Fighter or making yet another build in Bloodborne.
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