GeForce Experience adding game capture features, Twitch streaming coming soon

NVidia has announced a substantial update to its GeForce Experience gameplay optimization software, which will add the ability to capture gameplay from 600 and 700 Series cards for easy editing and uploading. Dubbed the "GeForce ShadowPlay Beta," the feature will be added in an update scheduled for October 28.

"The eponymous Shadow Mode follows your gameplay, saving the last ten to twenty minutes of action to a temporary buffer on your hard drive," a blog post detailing the upcoming features revealed. Using a hotkey, players can save the buffered footage, preventing large files from "piling up" on your hard drive. For those looking to record lengthy sessions, a manual mode will also be available to record as much content as their hard drive can handle.

"ShadowPlay leverages the H.264 hardware encoder found on GeForce GTX 600 and 700 Series graphics cards to record 1920x1080, 60 frames per second. All DirectX 9 and newer games are supported." NVidia claims its tool won't hammer a user's CPU, promising its hardware solution only has an "approximate 5-10% performance impact when using the max-quality 50 mbps recording mode."

A future update to the GeForce Experience tool will add native Twitch support, allowing players to stream gameplay sessions to the ever-growing platform. With its promised integrated, low-impact tool, NVidia claims streaming via GeForce Experience to Twitch will "ensure competitive multiplayer matches aren't compromised by high CPU usage or hard disk thrashing." Now, when you die constantly, you can return to more classic excuses like, "Something is wrong with this controller/keyboard!"

This article was originally published on Joystiq.