PS4 update 1.70 due out “soon,” ShareFactory revealed
posted on 04.17.14 at 01:08 AM EDT by (@salromano)
More new feature reveals still on the way.

ShareFactory

PlayStation 4 firmware update 1.70 will launch “soon,” adding HDCP off, the ability to export and save videos and screenshots you create to a USB drive, and a new rich video editor app called “ShareFactory.”

ShareFactory will allow you to “easily combine your captured video clips for editing,” enabling you to personalize them with filters, transitions, themes, text, stickers, audio tracks (you can import original music, too), commentary (including picture-in-picture compatibility with the PlayStation Camera), and afterward share them with your friends and social networks.

Other enhancements include:

  • The ability to export your captured video and screenshots to a USB drive.
  • The ability to change the recording time of your gameplay to shorter increments.
  • The ability to change who you share your clips with on the Share screen.
  • The remove of default saves for screenshots and video clips.
  • HDCP Off – allowing you to capture video directly from your HDMI output.

Additionally, the 1.70 update will builds upon the idea of ‘Play as You Download’ by making it faster to play the games you pre-order with an auto pre-download capability, which pre-downloads your selected pre-ordered game up to several days prior to release. If your auto-download is enabled, it will automatically pre-download your pre-ordered games.

Sony promises more information about “new upcoming features” for update 1.70 as its release approaches.