Earlier this month a rumor started circulating regarding Sony's PlayStation 4 and High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP). This rumor focused around the PlayStation 4's inability to capture gameplay via external capture cards, something Sony's largest competitor, Microsoft, has enabled with the Xbox One.
Although a niche market, there was still a reasonably large amount of backlash from the YouTube community and their respected followers. Because of this, news broke that Sony was scrambling for a fix via firmware update.
That update seems to be officially in the works, as Sony has announced that the PlayStation 4 will support HDMI capture, and that details “will follow,” indicating that they may not have something working 100% just yet.
Brad Douglass, Global TPR of Sony, followed up the news via Twitter:
I think we just announced that we're going to allow video capture of games over HDMI! "Details will follow soon."
This is some fantastic news for anyone looking to capture gameplay footage without the hassle of going through the built on software within the PlayStation 4 itself. Let me know what you think about this by subscribing to me here, on YouTube at YouTube/Pitmonkey and by following me on Twitter @NicholasGigante.