PS4 firmware details, “adds ShareFactory, disable HDCP for HDMI capture and more”, release date April 30?

As promised, Sony has just revealed details regarding upcoming Playstation 4 firmware 1.70. This will be the significant update for Playstation 4 owners according to Sony as it includes features that were incorporated as a result of feedback from fans.

PS4About the release date of Playstation 4 firmware 1.70, Sony said “its coming SOON” and added “We’ll have more information to share about new upcoming features for this major system software update as the release approaches.”

According to Sony Japan, PS4 firmware 1.70 will arrive on April 30. In a post on the Play Community about upcoming Nico Nico Chokaigi 3, Sony mentions a date for PS4 update. Here is what the post reads: “At the booth there will be corners for you to experience the new features that allows to broadcast to the popular Nico Nico service from PS4, that will be implemented in the update coming on Wednesday, April 30th.”

PS4 firmware 1.70 will add SHAREfactory, Sony’s new rich video editor
app for PS4 that makes it easy for players to customize their gameplay
videos. You can check out the full details below.

“With SHAREfactory, you can now easily combine your captured video clips for editing, personalize them with special effects using filters, transitions, and themes, as well as share them with your friends and social networks.

SHAREfactory also allows you to personalize your videos by adding text, stickers, and a set of included audio tracks, as well as video commentary with picture-in-picture capability with PlayStation Camera. It also allows you to import your original music to add to the custom soundtrack for your video.” says Sony.

A demo video of ShareFactory:

Take Your Share Anywhere

Once you’re done with your masterpiece, you can easily share your SHAREfactory videos to Facebook, or export them to an external USB storage device to upload them elsewhere, another new feature coming as part of the 1.70 system software update. Other PS4 SHARE enhancements include 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, and the removal of default saves for screenshots and video clips. In addition to these SHARE enhancements, the 1.70 update will allow you switch off HDCP, enabling you to capture video directly from your HDMI output so you can record and share longer clips of your gameplay sessions — a feature I know many of you have been waiting for. We are excited to see what the PlayStation Nation does with these new social features, and cannot wait to get them into your hands!

Play as Soon as the Game is Released

“Providing you with immediate access to your games is a priority designed into PS4, and something we will always strive to make better. We’ve had a great response from PS4 fans about the Play as You Download feature, the snappy load times when launching and playing games, and the general speed and responsiveness of the UI. The 1.70 update adds features to build on this idea and make it faster to play the games you pre-order with an auto pre-download capability, which allows you to pre-download your select pre-ordered game up to several days prior to release. If you have the auto-download feature enabled, it will automatically pre-download your pre-ordered game so you can play as soon as the game is unlocked on release day.”