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.


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.

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  • TetsuyaHikari

    Really can’t wait for that HDCP off to happen. It’s one of the main reasons I’ve been holding off on getting a PS4. I’d like to use my HDPVR to capture gameplay footage for Youtube, but yeah… They kind of turned that into a paperweight when deciding to enable HDCP, lol.

    • MrFinalgamer

      Wait, aren’t you already capturing footage from your PS3, which has the HDCP in it? Why not use the same stuff?

      • jujubee88

        Most do this or record off screen. I prefer the former over the latter, but if the camera and TV are of high quality I wouldn’t mind.

      • TetsuyaHikari

        Er… What? PS3 doesn’t have anything like that in it, lol. This was introduced with PS4 and now it’s being removed, fortunately.

        • MrFinalgamer

          Say, whaaaaaaaat?
          The PS3 does have HDCP. I believe you’re fine if you’re using component cables, instead of using HDMI. If you don’t believe me, just click that link below…

          • TetsuyaHikari

            Ummm… No? I am using HDMI XD

            Hell, I had to actually buy a HDMI cable for my capture device (granted, it wasn’t that much since I got it off Amazon :p). Soooo… Yeah.

            I’m not really sure where you’re getting this from. PS4 specifically shut out my Hauppauge HD PVR 2. Hauppauge themselves specifically stated on their Facebook page that their capture devices weren’t supported on PS4 due to the HDCP feature, but now that it’s being removed soon… They will be able to function properly again :3

            • MrFinalgamer

              Well, that’s pretty weird/lucky. The PS3 does have HDCP, so that you didn’t run into any problems is quite…weird.

              Regardless, hope to see some PS4 gameplays soon!

            •!/kaishou Kaishou

              Take a screenshot of the finalized video output settings on your PS3 (the screen before you have a choice to choose from “set audio output settings” or “finish”). If you are using HDMI for whatever reason, are you using HD Fury or any HDMI to Component converter?


              I should mention that Happuage HD PVR 2 comes with a component connector for the PS3 since it still has HDCP implemented. In terms of how you set this up, the PS3 has to be connected to the HDPVR through component cable (A/V In) then HDMI out from the HDPVR to TV/monitor.

    • 武神水樹

      What games, Yakuza Isshin?

      • TetsuyaHikari

        Nah. I wouldn’t double dip for that. I’ll wait until there’s actually a nice PS4 exclusive coming out before getting a PS4. The Evil Within would have been a nice start, but PS3 is getting it too, so no need to get one before then.

        Maybe that PS4 Gundam game might convince me. You know… As long as it isn’t as terrible as the PS3’s first Gundam game was anyway.

        • 武神水樹

          There aren’t really any awesome Japanese PS4 games yet to buy a PS4 unfortunately

          • rurifan

            JP psn is a sad, sad place right now…

            • TetsuyaHikari

              No it isn’t ._.

              Just because we don’t have good PS4 content yet doesn’t mean we don’t still have good PS3 and Vita content on JP PSN XD

              • 武神水樹

                I remember paying $1000 to import my PS3 from Japan, but can’t remember what games I got.

                Times have changed

                WAR HAS CHANGED

        • 罪罰

          Fuck that game, alright.
          Gundambro Rule: Don’t buy the first gundam game for any console.

          • TetsuyaHikari

            Except for Dreamcast, right? That one was actually good :p

  • pixxxelz

    I want WLAN please

  • jujubee88

    The music insertion seems new. Has that ever been done?

    It looks like they disable in-game audio that isn’t SFX and dialogue and allow your own score/music track. Love that!

    • rurifan

      The system must already know the difference, since the PS4 lets you stream music service while playing games (like the Xbox360 always let you do from a PC.)

  • Zackasaur

    This update is definitely worth the wait. I suspected it would be a massive addition to the OS, and indeed it is! I am excited to play with these new tools. I really love the music insertion.

    Keep it up, devs. c:

    It’s hard to believe there is even more yet to be announced for this update. My body is ready.

    • Zackasaur

      One thing I really hope we see soon is the ability to put games in Standby in addition to other functions. They have promised this, but it’s clearly a bit challenging to implement without issue.

      I think that addition will alter my behaviour in a positive way. I’ll be able to put my console into Standby even more frequently, free of the tyranny of save systems.

      • rurifan

        They need to make getting in and out of standby take 1-2 second like a Windows machine before they bother making it do anything else. It’s completely useless as-is.

        (Worse than useless, since the fan continues running at a low but audible speed..)

    • rurifan

      Why would anybody want to do this kind of stuff on a PS4 instead of a PC? Just the thought of it pains me

      But then I’ve only ever hit the share button by accident so clearly these features are not aimed at me…

      • Luna Kazemaru

        yes they aren’t aimed for you leave it at that some people like extra stuff

  • Adol Christin

    1.70 update is more like a 2.0 update :)

    • Zackasaur

      Yeah, Sony always named their updates technically, rather than in a PR sense. It’s typical for companies to do Apple-style updates, where a move to a new number is a huge leap.

      But for Sony, it’s just technical numbers they use. For all we know, the actual 2.0 update might be a performance improvement and nothing more.

  • Cry_Zero

    I just want to be able to watch videos drom
    My usb stick and save them on the ps4s hard drive

    • 武神水樹

      I know right

  • DarkLegacy

    ShareFactory is just too cool. Can’t wait to use that. Glad you can import your music to your video clips. But that update does look awesome ^^

  • artemisthemp

    Looking forward to trying to edit a Video in ShareFactory :)
    Hopefully means I won’t need a PC to edit the video footage anymore