Is this Elgato's new Evolve capture/streaming device?

Elgato is working on a mysterious new device called 'Evolve.' Could this be it?

Published Fri, Mar 17 2017 6:10 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:56 AM CST

Elgato, the company behind some of the best and most trusted games capture and streaming tech on the market, is currently working on a mysterious project called "Project Evolve." This could be it.

Since Elgato is making Project Evolve, it's likely a unique new capture/streaming device aimed at making content creator's lives easier. The company has been teasing Evolve since March 9, and recently let a bunch of Twitch streamers go hands-on with Evolve at PAX 2017.

So what is Evolve exactly? If these pictures are accurate, it looks like a tablet-shaped device with 15 pushable, customizable buttons.

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I'm guessing that it's a kind of all-in-one hub device that merges capture and streaming with a single output cord that can switch between multiple modes, inputs, capture presets, etc by pressing the buttons. For example, you might be able to press a Mario button to start streaming Nintendo content from your Switch or Wii U with a specific preset to match the hardware, avoiding the need to switch up settings.


Are you ready to #Evolve your content?

"It's pretty much going to revolutionize my streaming setup," said a Twitch streamer that tried Evolve out at PAX 2017.

Another content creator said something interesting about Elgato's Evolve device:

"Upping production value...if you want that, you need this. It's perfect."

We can't be exactly sure what Elgato Gaming's Evolve is just yet, but a reveal should be coming soon. We'll be sure to update you once we get more details.


Derek joined the TweakTown team in 2015 and has since reviewed and played 1000s of hours of new games. Derek is absorbed with the intersection of technology and gaming, and is always looking forward to new advancements. With over six years in games journalism under his belt, Derek aims to further engage the gaming sector while taking a peek under the tech that powers it. He hopes to one day explore the stars in No Man's Sky with the magic of VR.

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