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HDMI Gameplay Capture Feature Won't Be Ready For PS4 Launch

It's a very cool feature but unfortunately, it won't be ready right off the bat.

The PlayStation 4 will support gameplay capture via HDMI, but Sony has confirmed (as reported by VideoGamer) that this feature will not be available at the system's launch.

SCE President of Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida made the clarification on Twitter, saying the feature will arrive later via post-launch patch. The PS3 uses HDCP copy protection rather than an HDMI connection, which means you have to use analogue or component cables. Thankfully, we won't have to do that again with the PS4, but we will have to wait before it's available. Personally, I never understood why I'd want to record something I did in a game so I can show it to other people, but I imagine I'm in the minority on that.

The new PlayStation console hits the US on November 15, drops in Europe on November 29, and will release in Japan in February of next year.

Tags: ps4, playstation 4, ps4 hdmi capture, ps4 gameplay capture

9/20/2013 9:36:39 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (17 posts)

Temjin001
Friday, September 20, 2013 @ 9:51:39 PM
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this feature is pretty cool Ben. Don't know if you plan on doing video reviews again, but with this feature you could have a direct digital capture of your games without having to use a camcorder with messed up lighting and stuff.

anyway, I like cool features. so I tried out the Ico remote play feature for Vita. It's for Vita only and not PSP. That must mean something because it's actually pretty dang good. I may play the rest of Ico on my Vita. I suggest others try it out. You just need the latest Ico patch.

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Clamedeus
Friday, September 20, 2013 @ 9:53:38 PM

I still need to get a Vita. >.<

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, September 20, 2013 @ 9:58:20 PM

I downloaded Ico for PlusFree, it's quite amazing I must say. With the HD it's almost like a PS3 game. It's a shame Guardian is vapor.

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Temjin001
Friday, September 20, 2013 @ 10:23:13 PM

I like Ico but it bothers me in some regards. That being it's length (I finished the PS2 version in about 5 hours) and it's combat feels more a chore than anything as it gets pretty repetitive before long. But at it's core it's a platformer/puzzler with a unique look and feel.

SotC is their better game for sure.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, September 21, 2013 @ 10:16:39 AM

Yeah the combat is a bad thing, but the rest is neato.

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Clamedeus
Friday, September 20, 2013 @ 9:52:49 PM
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I'm glad they are letting people use capture cards through HDMI. The more options the better in my opinion.

And yes, you are definitely in the minority on this Ben. lol Uploading and streaming gameplay to the net is really big.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, September 20, 2013 @ 9:56:23 PM
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It can be very helpful for video reviews and showing off crazy things. I don't like video reviews though, I like to write.

One thing I might use it for would be to create music videos using my own gameplay. That would be epic.

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ulsterscot
Friday, September 20, 2013 @ 9:58:10 PM
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In the meantime you can hook it up through the hdmi in to your Xbox one and capture on it ...

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LegendaryWolfeh
Saturday, September 21, 2013 @ 4:25:24 AM

yay?

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Lord carlos
Saturday, September 21, 2013 @ 4:56:43 AM

That would mean buying an xbone

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kraygen
Saturday, September 21, 2013 @ 1:47:52 AM
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I will love this feature because there have been too many times when playing a game where something happened and all I could think was, "No one will ever believe I just did that!"

Never again with my ps4, now all the world will know when I pull of some random and completely lucky mind blowing trick.

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Beamboom
Saturday, September 21, 2013 @ 4:28:02 AM

Exactly. There's plenty times where some crazy stuff happened and I thought, "oh man I wish someone could have seen this!" - or even just to replay it to myself to see what the heck happened.

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Huey
Saturday, September 21, 2013 @ 7:15:15 AM
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I am like you Ben, I don't know if I would ever use this feature. Then again, who knows.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, September 21, 2013 @ 10:17:47 AM
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I will probably make comedic youtube vids.

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Beamboom
Sunday, September 22, 2013 @ 2:43:39 PM

That'd be real fun!

I wanna get back to making GTA stunt videos. :)

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Cesar_ser_4
Saturday, September 21, 2013 @ 10:43:27 AM
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Ben wouldn't you need that for those rare game video reviews you do on the PSXE youtube channel? It'd be nice to see another one again or at least have the contributors make one

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PlatformGamerNZ
Saturday, September 21, 2013 @ 6:44:09 PM
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well i for one was looking forward to sharing some gaming exploits and funny/glitch moments cos i have wanted to share some before but never cud so i will be nice to some where down the line share some awsomeness with other people and my friends.

happy gaming =)

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