It seems like only yesterday that Elgato entered the gaming industry with its first capture card. However, nearly six years after its initial debut, the manufacturer has announced that it is no longer producing the original Game Capture HD.
The news comes by way of a tweet from the official Elgato Gaming Twitter account, where the manufacturer announced that its first software capturing device would no longer be manufactured. Do not worry though, Elgato has stated that it’s only ending production for the original capture card and that it’s still designing and developing more capture card products. Of course, this shouldn’t be an immense shock to anyone who is actively following news on the latest capture card products.
Having empowered content creators for almost 6 years, it’s time to say goodbye to the GOAT, Elgato Game Capture HD, as it goes end of life.
Press RT to pay respects and share some of your favorite memories of your Game Capture HD. pic.twitter.com/2JWxiYxNFv
— Elgato Gaming (@elgatogaming) January 4, 2018
Despite the production of the Game Capture HD ending, the actual hardware is still available. However, the stock is limited to what is available on store shelves or second-hand retailers. In addition to making an official announcement on Twitter, the manufacturer also went into more detail on its subreddit, which answers any questions and concerns for gamers who currently own a Game Capture HD
The Elgato Game Capture HD was released back in 2012 and was designed to record game footage from a slew of consoles released during that period, like the Xbox One as well as seventh generation consoles like the PlayStation 3. Since entering the gaming industry back in 2012, Elgato has become a powerhouse for capture card devices, which include the recently released 4K60 Pro.