PlayStation 4 system update 1.70 goes live on April 30
posted on 04.25.14 at 06:01 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Watch the Japanese walkthrough video.

PlayStation 4

Sony Computer Entertainment has confirmed an April 30 release for PlayStation 4 firmware update 1.70.

The date was first rumored when Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia announced Niconico streaming would arrive via a system update in Japan that day.

Sony’s Japanese branch also released a three-minute walkthrough video of 1.70 today, highlighting Niconico live streaming, live streaming to Ustream in high definition, ShareFactory, the ability to transfer your screenshots and videos to a USB drive, and remote play via PS Vita TV.

Watch the video below.

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  • Bob Obb

    You would think adding MP3 support would be a priority over this

    • Gammer21

      Not really that honestly should be last cause it’s not needed

    • Nhiroz

      What the fascination with needing to use mp3 files on a gaming console? I’m too ignorant to understand…..

      • Elvick

        In-game music probably.

        Would be nice for Zen Pinball or Pinball Arcade, I’d imagine.

        I’d use it for arcade-y games like that. Then again, it’s honestly just easier to mute the tv and use my iPod. So meh.

        • Anime10121

          But then you cant here sound effects :(
          Which in some games are necessary to be able to play at your best.

          • Elvick

            That’s true.

      • Skerj

        Ever play Need for Speed Rivals for 40 hours and listening to the same shitty ass “cinematic” drums and strings whenever you get into a chase (which is every part of the game that isn’t a race)? Trust me it gets tiring. I have a Music Unlimited sub but the application is unstable as hell and it does not have most of the music I have in my collection. Hell I can’t even swap in the R4 soundtrack if I wanted to.

        I don’t know what most people listen to where they don’t want to hear their own music in games, but for me, I’d prefer to replace them with my own soundtracks with very few exceptions. I take custom soundtracks seriously, on the 360 I had quick ones per genre, then more detailed ones for games or series that I’d play a lot.

        Most people might not get THAT into it but hell, we’d still appreciate the opportunity.

    • 罪罰

      >playing shitty tech metal melodic bullshit over the game’s soundtrack.

    • DesmaX

      According to some rumors, it should come together with this update

    • Zackasaur

      I would not think that, actually.

      Mind, we still don’t know all of the details of 1.7. It could be coming in this update. We’ll see.

  • bloodiOS

    So, did they ever mention which audio formats are supported when we import original music from USB into ShareFactory?

    • 武神水樹

      Not yet

  • uhawww

    Nice. Nico nico streaming.



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  • Tyler James Sherwood

    glad to have a date. Wish it was sooner. Was hoping to preload Child of Light but oh well TT_TT

  • 武神水樹

    Nice that there’s a date

    Lame, I thought they were adding steaming to the Vita TV