PS4 firmware update to add share enhancements and HDCP off

Wednesday, 19 March 2014 15:07 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Sony has announced a PlayStation 4 firmware update slated for release in the “coming weeks” will add a “rich video editor,” the ability to export and save videos and screenshots using the Share button to a USB drive, as well as an HDCP off option for capturing gameplay via HDMI.

“We recognize that some gamers want to record and share longer clips of their gameplay sessions, and we’re excited to deliver this option with PS4,” said Scott McCarthy, director of product planning at SCEA.

“There’s a lot more coming in this update as well, so stay tuned for more — there will be plenty in the update to excite everyone.”

As part of a separate system software update in the future, Sony has been working with Twitch and Ustream, and will also be adding the ability for Twitch broadcasts to be archived.

The broadcasts will also be “provided with a higher resolution of 720p,” so PS4 users can watch live broadcasts with clearer images. W

More information on these updates will be announced in the coming weeks.