PS4 update 1.70 will arrive next week, bringing SHAREfactory and disabling HDCP

New PlayStation 4 features arrive next week.

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PlayStation Europe has confirmed on Twitter that the PS4's long-awaited system update 1.70 will be ferried down Internet pipes and right into your machine next Wednesday, April 30.

The update will bring a new app, SHAREfactory, which allows users to perform basic edits on their captured videos and also save them to an external drive, making uploading to YouTube a lot easier.

An option to turn HDCP off for games will also allow users to use their own capture devices, such as the Elgato Game Capture HD.

The 1.70 update will also bring with it the option to preload games purchased digitally off the PlayStation Store.

Sony announced earlier this month that global PlayStation 4 sales are now over seven million.

Discussion

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UseThisUserName
UseThisUserName

How dare you use Avid in the same sentence with Windows Movie Maker. Blasphemy!

coves1984
coves1984

And? what about all the stuff we had on the ps3 system ? like media server support etc. I was stupid ( i know ) buying a product before reading about it. I just assumed that since ps3 was such a great system ps4 would automatically be better. Its not... Now my ps4 just take space in my home theater system.still haven't really seen a big different on the game graphics either. also one thing they where telling about before it came out was all the apps and stuff that we would be able to get since they opened it up for others.... lol.... one app where i stay :D no skype, youtube, even that great globe when u played ur music is gone. I am really dissapointed in Sony atm, Share a game video :/ Im sorry sony thats not why i bought this console. from my view its just an expensive computer that dosent really work.  unhappy ps4 user

horizonwriter
horizonwriter

Meh, they can't all be stellar months so I'm not hurt. Limbo should have been free a long time ago though. Does anyone know if they ever had Uncharted 2 or God of War 3 available as free to PS+ members yet? Good "classics" to offer if they haven't.

honest_tony
honest_tony

I want Youtube to be available on the PS4.

tendoboy1984
tendoboy1984

Wow GameSpot doesn't have a lot of comments compared to IGN. On there this would have reached over 1000 comments by now.

DeanoFantasy
DeanoFantasy

That's good how you can now save your gameplay to hardware, just having the option to only post in on Facebook was a bit lame anyway, ts a good start.

DeltaCobra
DeltaCobra

I'm still kind of waiting for some decent games for my PS4. I'm using the nba app - and I enjoyed Kill one but seriously more new games and quickly - less stats about how much money you are making.

cjtopspin
cjtopspin

Microsoft...I am a loyal XBox user...that being said you have ONE year from MLB The Show 14's release on PS4 to provide me with a comparable baseball game for the XBone.

anewellz01
anewellz01

The narrator for the free Playstation Plus games of May video fuckin' sucks.  His attitude is a bit condescending and he sounds lazy and smug.  Also, as much fun as Fifa 14 is, it's pretty cool for those of us that like soccer games to be able to get Proevolution 2014 for free and see if we've been missing out on some classic Winning 11 style play.  PS4 does need some new goodness though.   

Darkangel2154
Darkangel2154

Being a gamer... This was a waste of time for sony. I only use the ps4 for games not making vids or anything else for that matter. Be great if they did more for customization.

canuckbiker
canuckbiker

Can't say I'll ever use this, but it sounds like progress.

HailHellfire
HailHellfire

They need a wishlist feature in their PSN Store, it would be extremely helpful when purchasing games from their store. 

venomviper74
venomviper74

I have alot of really cool things I've done in Bf4 but alot of the clips have like 8 minutes of boring stuff and then the 30 second part with all the action. It will be nice if I can edit all the fluff out.

mikhailv
mikhailv

What about the ability to dim the light bar on the controller? It was supposed to be included in this update but I see no mention of it. I was really looking forward to that feature. The light bar is distracting, pointless and eats up battery life. 

hotwog21
hotwog21

Am i the only one smart enough to think this should of been included at launch, i mean we did pay for a finished console right? they were working on it for years right? i mean, seriously stop taking the piss out of us and feeding us crumbs every couple of months, finish the console already, patches are such a scam and a joke.


screw this im trading my in. games and all. tired of waiting to see how good its "going to be" all future, all hype, all promises.


laterz

IndremaLover
IndremaLover

Another MASSIVE UPDATE that has nothing I will use.

grayiam88
grayiam88

still like to see media streaming and usb functionality 

juboner
juboner

Yes I'm going to be an LP internet sensation. Greatness awaits.

playstationzone
playstationzone

PS4 Wins Again, but looking a better update removeing some  game tropics.

shinjuki
shinjuki

@cjtopspin


Their was some licensing conflict or something about the MLB on systems at one point, wasn't there?


You know what would a hells sick though, bringing back backyard baseball in a huge way.

tendoboy1984
tendoboy1984

@Darkangel2154  You never use it for movies? Game systems are now complete multimedia systems. Even the PS2 could play DVD's. I bet yo only use smartphones for making calls.


This ShareFactory app is for editing gameplay video that you recorded. People who make Youtube videos will love this.

tendoboy1984
tendoboy1984

@HailHellfire  Agreed. The Nintendo eShop has a wishlist, which makes it very easy to keep track of upcoming games releasing on the store.

shinjuki
shinjuki

@HailHellfire


Pen and paper..? I personally Wikipedia good games that are coming up for my system and bookmark them into a folder.

hystavito
hystavito

@HailHellfire  What really bugs me about PSN is that it doesn't recognize if you own PS+ and adjust accordingly.  It's annoying to see so many things telling me to buy PS+ when I already have it.

hotwog21
hotwog21

@venomviper74  like we were doing on the 360 and ps3, oh wait, are we being taken for fools? how does a big company somehow convince us that we need to wait for old tech to be patched into a new console? its amazing right? and we celebrate when we get the patch, like zombies, yay!!!

trotz75
trotz75

How the hell is it distracting? It faces away from you

Carpetfluff
Carpetfluff

@mikhailv  It's the one thing I'd like too, not even so much from a battery point of view. The way my set up is placed if the bar goes white when I'm playing it lights up the tv, the area it's on and the wall behind and that can be really distracting playing a dark game. Thief was a nightmare. The other colours aren't so bad, but the white is way too bright for me.

RobDev
RobDev

@hotwog21  if they followed your logic and got "everything" into the console at launch we would still be awaiting the launch of the PS3 as they are constantly updating that.

CaveManCobb
CaveManCobb

@hotwog21  You are paying a grand total of zero dollars for updates that improve the console. Quit bitching like a wash woman. 

Anamon
Anamon

@hotwog21 These are minor, non-essential additions. Software is never complete, it can always be improved or expanded. But you have to release at one point, otherwise you'd never get the bloody thing on store shelves at all.

Besides, you're not entitled to expect *any* upgrades – when you buy a console, that's your money for the thing as it is on the box, no further guarantees. If the non-updated, vanilla retail model didn't offer the features you wanted, it's your fault for having bought it anyway. Anything that is added later is just a bonus.

canuckbiker
canuckbiker

It's obvious these systems os were rushed in the name of competition. I wouldn't mind a more complete os, but I have too much fun playing games on it to have any regrets about buying it.

lilflipp
lilflipp

@hotwog21 You're right, you're the brightest bulb in the box.

I believe you're the only one smart enough to buy it at launch instead of waiting for a few patches and some price drops before getting it. Then when they release those patches that make your console better that's when you decide to get rid of it and still manage to pat yourself on the back for being so clever.

Yeah you're one smart cookie alright.

Lhomity
Lhomity

@hotwog21 Trade it in, and use the money to buy some kleenex, rent The English Patient, and just let it all out, man. There there. There there.

trotz75
trotz75

U pissed off cos they making the console u bought better?

Carpetfluff
Carpetfluff

@hotwog21   Are you suggesting they should just cram what they can in for launch and then never add anything again? Both companies have been tweaking and adding to the previous consoles since launch so I'm not sure why you'd expect this to just be done 'out of the box' and left at that. Yes, it would be nice if some of these features where there from the start, but by your definition they should just stop at some point...

canuckbiker
canuckbiker

I don't know about you, but neither my ps3, or xbox360 has any game footage recording, or editing capabilities.

CaveManCobb
CaveManCobb

@trotz75  This isn't something that one person is saying. I put electrical tape over my lightbar because it is too distracting. 

mikhailv
mikhailv

@trotz75  Sure, it does face away from you, but if you have a tiny room like mine and the distance  between where you sit to play and the wall in front is very little, you'll find that the wall lights up, if you prefer playing in the dark. So when it starts to flash or blink, it can be annoying. Also, my television has a somewhat glossy finish, so you can see the reflection of the bar very clearly during darker scenes of a game. Yeah, it might sound like a bit of a fuss and I have to admit that I'm now getting used to the light bar, but it doesn't the change the fact that it serves no purpose if you don't have a PS4 camera. And if I could gain an additional 1-2 hours of battery life from the controller, why not? In time, when the natural battery life does diminish, those extra couple of hours will make a significant difference.  

hotwog21
hotwog21

@lilflipp @hotwog21 i must of pushed the right button :P and ur hating me just because im right and can afford a new console? u just keep counting ur pennies and keep trawling the headlines, waiting for ur price drop genius, hate for u to get in there and get ur hands dirty in current gen land, where ur opinion might carry some weight with it if you were a little more invested. Kind regards ;)

shinjuki
shinjuki

@jcv1811 @IndremaLover


Oddly it'll take up the exact amount you have left on your HD, no matter how much that is, and bring you to a direct link to buy some extra Sony memory.

hotwog21
hotwog21

@canuckbiker  for call of duty its been a backward step because their is no theater, same with fifa, its just whats on the screen, and thats just old tech, ive got an avermeadia to do all that and i can record and edit it alot better than current gen consoles, so your a muppet thats greatful for stock standard features being trickle fed to you and release on  a monthly basis, when they could easily release it all at once. but please believe them, believe that they are working really hard on a future patch to unlock this and unlock that, ur all clowns, im tired of explaining everything

shinjuki
shinjuki

@canuckbiker


Halo has the absolute best theater mode in any game ever. But yeah it's not the system it's the specific game. I wish they would have just taken that tech and transferred it to the system.

lilflipp
lilflipp

@hotwog21 @lilflippMaster race here jimmy. Running 2x 770gtx on sli. I don't settle for mediocrity that's why you're the one crying about your console, not I.