While the PS4’s share button allows you upload videos to various sharing services, including PSN, Facebook, twitter and Twitch, it might be the case that you won’t be able to share directly to YouTube according to Inside Gaming Daily.
They say that Sony are preventing users from uploading any game footage to YouTube, instead having to opt for one of the other services, which is confirmed by a reliable source.
While it’s in no way confirmed, they all seem adamant that this will be the case, though they seem to conveniently forget that videos should also save to the hard drive, allowing you to edit on your computer and upload from there.
Their source also says that HD capture cards won’t work, and HDCP strippers will be required, although that’s apparently illegal. Even if that is the case, surely you can just download the videos you’ve uploaded to Twitch or perhaps even just copy the file to a computer from your PS4’s hard drive?
I think my favourite bit of the whole thing is where they immediately list “Xbox 360 and Xbox One” as the other options before saying “PC and PS3″. Doesn’t this all seem a bit like scaremongering, since it goes against almost everything we’ve heard before?
UPDATE: Sony’s communication these days appears to be mostly through Shuhei Yoshida’s twitter feed. His latest addresses this issue, explaining how they’re considering every possibility, and perhaps meaning they’re still formulating a deal with YouTube.
We’d like to keep gamers happy and are considering every possibility regarding PS4’s gameplay capture. We’ll update you as soon as ready.
— Shuhei Yoshida (@yosp) September 12, 2013
We also noticed that the original Killzone: Shadow Fall video that they uploaded during the PS4 reveal was to Facebook, rather than YouTube. We’ll just have to stay tuned for Sony’s full update.