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Will Elgato Game Capture HD support the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One? Last Updated: Mar 25, 2014 05:51PM PDT

During 2013, both Sony and Microsoft intend to release their Next Generation consoles.

Sony has discussed many aspects of their PlayStation 4 (PS4), and Microsoft has revealed a lot about their new Xbox One.

According to Sony and Microsoft, both devices should allow Elgato Game Capture HD to record gameplay via HDMI.

 
HDMI output from Next Generation consoles


Next Generation consoles have HDMI outputs.

If their output is encrypted with HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection), then Elgato Game Capture HD will not be able to capture that content via HDMI.

If their output is not encrypted, then Elgato Game Capture HD should be able to capture content, much like it does with the Xbox 360.

Both consoles will likely use HDCP protection when watching a purchased movie, or using Netflix or Hulu. Therefore, Elgato Game Capture HD won't be able to capture that content.

 
Xbox One: HDMI gameplay output will be supported


Microsoft has said that the Xbox One will not have HDCP protection during gameplay, so it should work fine with Elgato Game Capture HD.

 
PlayStation 4 (PS4): HDMI gameplay output will be supported


Sony has said that the PlayStation 4 (PS4) will eventually not have HDCP protection during gameplay, so it should work fine with Elgato Game Capture HD.

This feature was not available when the PS4 launched - a downloadable update will be needed to allow gameplay to work via HDMI.

The 1.62 update for the PS4 does not have this feature - it will be in a future update.

According to the official PlayStation Blog on March 19, 2014:
 
this update will add an HDCP off option for capturing gameplay via HDMI, a feature we’ve previously said would come after launch. We recognize that some gamers want to record and share longer clips of their gameplay sessions, and we’re excited to deliver this option with PS4.

http://blog.us.playstation.com/2014/03/19/upcoming-ps4-update-to-add-share-enhancements-and-hdcp-off/

 
Component output from Next Generation consoles


Next Generation consoles will not have Component video output.

 
When will we know how all video output will work?


Microsoft and Sony have publicly announced that gameplay output via HDMI will not use HDCP, and thus will work with Elgato Game Capture HD.

We will not fully know how their video output will work at all other times, until the consoles are actually released and available in stores.

At that time, Elgato will purchase them, and test them with Elgato Game Capture HD, to confirm all aspects of compatibility.

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