We already knew this, basically, but Sony has just this week confirmed in its FAQ that, no, the PlayStation 4 won’t be friendly with sharing gameplay videos on YouTube at launch.
Check it out:
“Can I share my game videos on YouTube?
No. At launch, PS4 users will be able to use the Share button on the DUALSHOCK 4 controller to upload gameplay videos to their Facebook account, or to stream live gameplay to Ustream or Twitch. PS4 owners can follow PlayStation.Blog and PlayStation.com for further news on other services to come after launch.”
So, yeah, you can still share the crap out of your videos, just not through the one that you want to do it through most. That doesn’t mean you’ll never be able to share to YouTube—after all, it says that “other services” will be coming sometime after launch. The same goes for using “external HDMI-based game capture devices,” which is also what’s covered in the IGD episode at the top of this post.
Is this a deal breaker for all you YouTubers reading this? I know that’s a major priority for a lot of our readers/viewers, so I’m wondering whether or not the lack of YouTube functionality out of the gate is an issue for y’all, and if it’s swayed you toward the Xbox One versus the PlayStation 4. Since I have never cared much about sharing my own gameplay (because I like to play games without you creeps watching), it doesn’t make much of a difference for me. But I know that times have changed, and that it makes a difference for a lot of you folks.
So is YouTube enough of a factor in your console-buying decision? Let us know.
[Via PlayStation Blog]