Today, Elgato Gaming announced that the original Game Capture HD has reached End of Life. The company also posted to twitter confirming that they are still developing and designing more capture products than ever and reassured us that the only product being discontinued at the moment is the original Game Capture HD.
The company still has other game capture devices available for those who are seeking to order.
The Elgato Game Capture HD60 and Elgato Game Capture HD60 S are still available for those who wish to record gameplay on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, or the Wii U consoles.
There's also the Elgato Game Capture HD60 Pro that streams and records PC gameplay in 1080p60 and the Elgato Game Capture 4K60 Pro for PS4 Pro and Xbox One X gameplay.
For those who wish to still get a Game Capture HD, you may be able to find someone selling a used one on Amazon.
So if you currently own a Game Capture HD and you're wondering what its "End of Life" means. Here are your answers taken from this Reddit post.
What does End of Life (EOL) mean?
End of Life means that we are no longer manufacturing Game Capture HD. While the product may still be available for purchase at some retail destinations today, once it is sold out, it is gone for good.
I own a Game Capture HD, can I still get support if I have questions or issues?
Game Capture HD will continue to be supported by our tech support team via phone, email, and social media. If you have questions or issues, please don’t hesitate to contact us to receive assistance.
What if my Game Capture HD needs an exchange?
We still have replacement units available if the need arises for an exchange. If your product is under warranty, you don’t have to worry about anything.
Will my Game Capture HD stay supported in your software?
Game Capture HD will remain supported in Game Capture software. However, Game Capture HD will not be supported in our 4K Capture Utility app.
How do I record retro game systems now that Game Capture HD is EOL?
While our current line of capture cards feature HDMI input only, you can easily connect retro consoles to them using RCA to HDMI converters that can be had for around $20, such as this one.