Sony has confirmed that the PS4 will let you capture gameplay footage using external capture devices rather than being locked to the system’s Share button. Shuhei Yoshida says the feature won’t be available at launch, but will be opened up int he future, allowing you to edit footage on a PC before uploading to your favourite video sharing service, like YouTube.
Unlike the PS3, the HDMI port on the PS4 will be unencrypted (i.e. no HDCP) so external devices can capture footage from the console. The feature, however, will be limited to games only, so you won’t be able to capture movies or video content for obvious reasons.
We announced today that PS4 users will be able to capture their gameplay through HDMI output in the future. We’ll update you when ready.
— Shuhei Yoshida (@yosp) September 19, 2013