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PS4 gameplay upload to YouTube hits roadblock

We all know that the PS4 console is coming with a new share button that will enable gamers to instantly record a gameplay clip and then directly upload it to various sharing spaces online. Those assuming that this will work with YouTube are in for a shock though, as we’re hearing strong rumors that Sony may not be letting users make use of this at launch.

The gameplay upload feature of PS4 is easily one of the most anticipated features of the console and it could turn out to be a major selling point of the PS4, if it works as Sony has been advertising it throughout the last couple of months and at major gaming events.

We too thought that YouTube gameplay uploads using the share button would be a no-brainer, but it appears that things are a lot more complicated after deeper inspection. Although not confirmed by Sony, it looks like PS4 users may only be able to share gameplay to places like Facebook, Twitter, Twitch and obviously through the PSN.

We’re also hearing that HD capture cards will not work, and will be problematic for users since they’ll no longer be able to insert a capture card into the PS4 with its sole HDMI port – different to the PS3 setup which made this possible via the AV port.

YouTube is obviously the most popular and effective way to share gaming clips instantly so views are generated quickly, so hopefully Sony will work out a solution for all concerned soon. Shuhei Yoshida has already hinted on Twitter that they are well aware of what the fans want.

Put it this way – if you find out that you cannot upload gameplay clips to YouTube, would it be a big blow to you or will you get over it? Give us your thoughts on this dilemma below.

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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