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PS4 Update 1.70 To Include Video Editor and Preloading

Sony has revealed some of the details on what is coming in the PlayStation 4 system software update v1.70.

The update will enable “SHAREfactor”, a video editor app that will make customization of gameplay videos easier.

The PlayStation Blog states, “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.”

Other PS4 SHARE additions include:

  • Ability to share your new videos over Facebook or by exporting them to an external USB storage device and upload them wherever you want.
  • Ability to change the recording time of your gameplay videos to shorter increments
  • Ability to change who you share all of your clips with on the SHARE screen
  • The Removal of default saves for screenshots and video clips

The 1.70 system update will also allow users to turn off HDCP, which will allow you to capture videos on your HDMI output device.

The other major addition included in the update will be the ability to preload games. This means that if you preorder a game on the PlayStation Store, you will be able to download the game before it is released, thus allowing you to play it at midnight the day it is released. If you have the auto-download feature on, your PlayStation 4 will automatically download all of your preordered games as soon as they are available.

Apparently these updates are not all that will be in v1.70 as the PlayStation Blog said “We’ll have more information to share about new upcoming features for this major system software update as the release approaches, so stay tuned!”

The release date for this update has not yet been confirmed.

My Opinion:

I have been waiting for the HDCP off feature ever since the PlayStation 4 was released! This really excites me and it can’t come soon enough. I am interested to play around with SHAREfactory as well, even though I will still probably only edit my videos in my person editor on my computer. What do you think? Are you excited for these updates?


Courtney Osborn is MONG’s Founder and Editor in Chief.  You can follow him on Twitter and IGN.

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