Sony details PS4 digital preloading, video editing, and HDCP off features coming in 1.70 update

Video editing to be handled as part of the PS4's new SHAREfactory app.

Sony has further detailed some of the updates coming to the PlayStation 4 as part of the highly anticipated 1.70 system update.

The PS4 1.70 update will allow you to preload games purchased digitally, meaning you won't have to miss out on valuable gaming hours downloading a new title on launch day. These games will unlock on the day of release, as you might expect, and each game will have its own countdown so you know exactly when you'll be able to boot it up for the first time.

There's also going to be SHAREfactory, which will allow you to apply basic edits to your Share button antics, and apply commentary or on-screen text. You'll also be able to import your own music for your videos.

Edited videos will also be able to be exported to a USB drive, Sony says. Then if you pop that drive into your computer, it shouldn't be too much effort to upload it to YouTube, if that's what you're after--you can still only upload your clips directly to Facebook via the PS4 itself right now.

As previously announced, the PS4 1.70 system update will also allow you disable HDCP on your games, allowing you to pass the signal through an external capture device (such as an Elgato) and edit them yourselves.

There's no release date yet, but Sony says it will be coming soon.

Sony also released a new trailer for SHAREfactory, allowing you to have a look at how the new app will work:

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71 comments
murph85
murph85

Will this update include an update to Twitch? I know alot of people are looking forward to that.

CrouchingWeasel
CrouchingWeasel

How about the ability to remember multiple WiFi profiles?

wushdishmeen
wushdishmeen

Hell yes for pre-loading!  Will be great to have a game downloaded and instantly play at midnight.  No more trips to the store for midnight releases or the next morning.  It's already cool that you can start playing a game before it's finished downloading.  But pre-loading just makes it that much better.  It was annoying waiting until 3AM for Infamous Second Son to show up on PSN then wait another hour just to start playing at 20%.

I just hope they can eventually make it so it will automatically download games that you've pre-ordered as soon as they are available while in stand-by mode.  That way you pre-order a game and on launch it's already downloaded and ready to play without having to think twice about it.

cashincontrol
cashincontrol

Thye have been saying they will disable the HDCP since before the PS4 even released.... then they said in March they were going to in a week or so... I've been waiting forever it feels like. Smh at Sony right now.

Mommas_b_o_y
Mommas_b_o_y

i want bluray 3d playback. shouldn't be that difficult

Phazevariance
Phazevariance

Please add:
- Ability to change background
- Ability to turn off controller light
- Run PSN games form PS3 on PS4 no extra charge if already paid

Do it! Do it!

randomkidlol
randomkidlol

Finally getting rid of HDCP. Shouldnt have been there in the first place anyways, and the licensing fee to get that shit implemented costs a fortune.

thekingofirony
thekingofirony

I'm waiting for the mp3 playback patch.i have no interest in music unlimited and i spent a crap ton of money on music over the years.And what happened to Prey 2?Did that move to next to next gen.

JtheGrind
JtheGrind

It's called UPLOAD on the X1. A little bit late guys!

Get_Shorty
Get_Shorty

This does nothing for me... until I ever pre-order a game digitally.

adro191
adro191

just bought a PS4 bundle! easter bunnies here i come!

Marky360
Marky360

Well this is neat my PS4 purchase is already paying off but it s not like it wasn't already LOL.

Jason_Rox
Jason_Rox

Oh wow, definitely looking forward to ShareFactory. Nice job, Sony.

IndremaLover
IndremaLover

After this update It'll be interesting if Sony still blocks users from going to competing music websites like Spotify or Pandora.    I'm hoping that they're lightening up on these kinds of policies.  

Zombrex
Zombrex

I have to say, the initial video editor was an utter disappointment but I'm glad they're making things right.

IndremaLover
IndremaLover

So if we can save video to a USB drive, will we finally be able to play video & pictures from that USB drive?

jer_1
jer_1

What about the music and video streaming from my PC? That's what I really want to see!!!

poksmote
poksmote

any one else want a new "playstation home" type update

Gomtor
Gomtor

Good Sony; keep it up!

fredyellowone
fredyellowone

Just got my PS4.  However, I got a question.


Let's say I want to take a screenshot of a game, or a video, withoout sending it to Facebook.  Just for my own purpose.  Where do I accss those screenshots?  There's no "pictures" icon on the PS4.

StHapns247
StHapns247

So this must be the long rumored music support. In order to listen to an MP3 you have to embed it in a recorded game clip. 

Honestly, since I bought an Xbone I've gone from thinking the video sharing functions of these new consoles were pointless to understanding their purpose. It isn't to record long Let's Plays or walkthroughs, but rather to just share cool game clips with your friends. I am not sure how the PS4s friend ecosystem works, but on Xbone all you have to do is go to a friend's profile to see all of their videos, pretty nice feature. 

Choad-Warrior
Choad-Warrior

Really I just want YouTube, HBOGo, and all my Blu-ray movies to play without issue. Pretty please, with sugar on top.

Ensabuhnur
Ensabuhnur

This is a great feature and now gives PS4 a match for the X1 upload Studio.   Might make for a good reason to buy the camera now.

UNCStriker88
UNCStriker88

oh good, they are adding in more Xbox One features!  too bad they picked direct upload to facebook instead of youtube, Sony oops!

MjnE
MjnE

i hope "your own music" and "export videos and screenshots to usb" also mean playback of media outside of the app.


adding streaming media would be even better but i guess theyre saving that for e3

currere
currere

This is good news and all, but will I able to delete the video that has been saved to my HDD when I've hit the share button by accident? There's still plenty of space on the drive, but It's annoying. If anyone know how to delete it, and I just haven't figured out how, please tell me.

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

That Sharefactory seems pretty decent, we're quite limited at the moment.

I just one user to user sharing more than anything else, so I don't have to publicly share something just to show a video to a mate.

UBS storage however could solve that anyway I guess.

Good times :)

phloyd74
phloyd74

Good updates, nice to see Sony opening up the console in these ways. Just release some 'must have' games now, and i will buy one...

KitsuneKevin
KitsuneKevin

@Phazevariance  

-Would be nice, but I don't think that's happening for a while.

-They are adding the ability to dim the light bar in this update, but not turn it off entirely. 

-Have you not heard of Playstation Now? Unfortunately, you will have to pay for the service.

wushdishmeen
wushdishmeen

@JtheGrind This looks better than the XB1's app and easier to use.  This lets you add your own music and transitions that look professional.   XB1's upload app just looks tacky and corny and is as confusing as the interface is.

Zombrex
Zombrex

@IndremaLover  They just said you could essentially. If you can upload it to Youtube from your computer, then it's likely in a usable file format.

Marky360
Marky360

StHapns247

Yea its basically the same in the PS4 I just got mine on Sat. But with the PS4 though there's also this section called whats new that you can go to and it'll show all your friends that have recently uploaded some video clips.

claudiopedroso
claudiopedroso

@StHapns247  For those "OMG DID YOU SEE THAT?!?!" moments. And doing it by saying "xbox, record that" is awesome too.

Choad-Warrior
Choad-Warrior

Video sharing and lookup is pretty easy with the PS4 as well

Jdzspace
Jdzspace

@UNCStriker88  - yeah, because Microsoft is the ONLY other piece of tech on this planet with this type of app. 


we'll just ignore the computers and like every smartphone on EARTH ........it's not a microsoft thing, it's simply a modern day tech thing. 

Marky360
Marky360

Currere

I'm new to the PS4 as well but it I has to guess I said scroll over the vid you wanna delete and then press the options button that's what I usually do.

fustacluck
fustacluck

@currere Just go to your profile. There's a button for your capture content under your avatar/photo, you can browse, view or delete any of them from there.

Zombrex
Zombrex

@currere  Go into your storage in the setting menu and go into the captures portion. You can delete it all from there.