Perhaps the only thing holding Stellar Blade back is the lack of a true Photo Mode, which would allow for some breathtaking captures.

Games like Marvel's Spider-Man have made Photo Mode a must. It allows you to pause the scene, add filters, and set up the perfect shot of your gameplay. Unfortunately, Stellar Blade does not come with the beloved Photo Mode other PS5 titles have wonderfully included.

The game is beautiful. There are plenty of moments where it is just asking you to stop for a second and snap an incredible photograph. Well, you'll have to make do with the screenshot function the console itself offers.

Is there a Photo Mode in Stellar Blade?

There is nothing that even resembles a Photo Mode in Stellar Blade. You'll have to set up any shots with what the game delivers. Then you can take a screenshot with the PS5 controller or capture menu.

The Create button allows for recordings, screenshots, and broadcasts (Image via Sony)
The Create button allows for recordings, screenshots, and broadcasts (Image via Sony)

You can either hold down Create, the button on the left side of the controller with three lines going in different directions, or press it pause the action and select Take Screenshot. Holding it down simply screenshots whatever is happening in the moment.

Stellar Blade has a handful of HUD options (Screenshot via esports.gg)
Stellar Blade has a handful of HUD options (Screenshot via esports.gg)

You can also remove the HUD from Stellar Blade in its settings menu. Go to Interface and toggle Show HUD to off. That will at least make it easier for you to crop or edit any screenshots you take with the Dual-Sense.

Will Stellar Blade get a Photo Mode in the future?

In today's age of gaming, anything is possible even after a game has released. The ability to update titles, patch out problems, and add new features makes it much easier to have your voice heard by developers.

Some scenes are beautiful without a Photo Mode (Screenshot via esports.gg)
Some scenes are beautiful without a Photo Mode (Screenshot via esports.gg)

Shift Up has not indicated that a Photo Mode is on its way into Stellar Blade. If fans of the game are vocal enough about getting it added, nothing is preventing the team from bringing it to their game at some point.

Imagine Photo Mode available during the final blow in a boss fight (Screenshot via esports.gg)
Imagine Photo Mode available during the final blow in a boss fight (Screenshot via esports.gg)

It is definitely something a slew of players have asked for. From Reddit to X (formerly Twitter), Stellar Blade fans have been crying out for a Photo Mode. The lack of one at launch seems to have shocked them, as they definitely expected it to be available.

Stay tuned to esports.gg for more esports news and Stellar Blade coverage.

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