PS4 Update 1.70 Coming Soon, Introducing SHAREfactory

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PS4 Update 1.70 Coming Soon, Introducing SHAREfactory

Update: PS4 system software update 1.70 is confirmed to land in North America on April 30th.

As we mentioned last month during GDC, we’ll be releasing a major system software update for PS4 that will add some exciting new features that many of you have been asking for. Today, I’m pleased to announce a few of those features from PS4 system software update (v1.70) will be available soon, including features that were incorporated as a result of your great feedback. This will be a significant update, and today we’re excited to bring you a sneak peek of just a few things you can look forward to.

Introducing: SHAREfactory

The 1.70 update will enable SHAREfactory, our new rich video editor app for PS4 that makes it easy for you to customize your gameplay videos:

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.

Share With the World

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.

As I mentioned earlier, some of these features were a direct result of the great feedback we’ve been getting from you, our dedicated gamer community. We enjoy listening to your comments, and encourage you to continue sharing your thoughts with us. And this is just the beginning. We’ve got a lot more coming in PS4 system software update v1.70 and beyond. The PS4 experience will constantly evolve, and new innovative ideas can come from anywhere to ensure the platform continues to deliver the best in gaming and entertainment every time you turn it on.

We’ll have more information to share about new upcoming features for this major system software update as the release approaches, so stay tuned!

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  • I would like the hard drive space The Playroom takes up back. I have no intention of using the program and it gets in the way of things i actually want.

  • I know a lot of PS4 owners that want MP3 & DLNA support including me! When is it going to happen?

  • How soon can we expect the PSN name change?

  • When are we going to be able to play 3D blurays on our PS4? It’s kinda funny that on the PS3 we’re able but not on the PS4. (Not 3D games, 3D MOVIES)

  • Will we be able to add commentary while recording? Also can we use a headset for audio rather than PSCamera?

  • has anyone figured out why this update is going live on wednesday and not tuesday like every other update

  • YouTube app for PS4¡¡¡

  • I just bought a PS4 yesterday. I’ve been an Xbox 360 user since November 22, 2003 when it was released.

    I am excited and happy with some of the features of the PS4, but something already has me extremely irritated. The Wi-Fi connection I get through my PS4 is ABYSMAL. I have a connection that gets 55Mbps/10Mbps through my PC, but the Wi-Fi on the PS4 only gets TWO Mbps or less.

    It’s so bad that I can’t even watch videos in the PSN store. They NEVER load.

    My Xbox 360 is connected to the same wireless network, and literally EVERYTHING downloads super-fast on that console. The PS4 is less than two feet from the 360, and behaves as though it’s surrounded by lead bricks.

    It is inconceivable to me that a console released in 2013 has such terrible wireless performance, and only supports 2.4GHz on top of that.

    I am also rather disappointed that I cannot load my music library onto my PS4, or even stream it from my PC.

    I like the controllers. I like not having an external power supply to deal with. I like the UI for the most part, but that wireless performance has GOT to improve, or I won’t be a PS customer longer than Best Buy’s return policy.

  • @608, you cannot do any of that on x either, launch consoles always improve over time. As for your wireless issue, i play BF4 and have no issue with wireless on ps4, did you call sony? You’d be a fool to trade in a ps4 for a x1, that console is a mess. Sounds like an issue with your ps4, on wireless I get 27 MBPS.

  • Bring back DLNA support please !!!!

  • Hey Scott! I love the new features that are coming but i have a request/ feedback.

    Me and my dad LOVE the music unlimited app sony has for ps4. But heres a request, when guest come by our house we play music from music unlimited and we would LOVE if you guys can add visualizations instead of just looking at the album art of what we are listening to.

    OR since you guys are working on a update to import our own music in the PS4 and all that, you guys can make it in the update. me and my dad would love that very much, he always bugs me about it. so here i am now making my request. we would love to see trippy visuals and other cool things instead of the planet earth from the ps3. thanks and please try to make this happen.

  • just organization library of games would be nice

  • Please answer my question, playstation…. Will PS4 ever get audio/video support? Will PS4 ever get a version of Playstation Home like on PS3?

  • @Trekari I had that issue, I called support and the tech had me rebuild the database and it fixed it, good as gold now.

    Good luck

  • Is there any way to change the screen saver.I though that was an option.I just got the latest update.

  • For the love of god will you please add some sort of Bluetooth support for headsets
    Seems like you are just delaying it intentionally to force people to buy the official wireless headsets
    considering most have already paid several £100 for the ones they have i cant see it happening

    Its been what 6-7 months now people have been screaming out for this and 4-5 system updates later still no sign or hint of anything being done/

    So much for Sony listening to consumers

  • Umm.. I do not care about SHAREfactory because I do not share at youtube. Well, I hope that they improved other things for the games. That’s all I care about. The SHAREfactory is not important to my opinion. Sorry about my English.

  • im having a real trouble seeing my friends, trying to do a party with my friends, and it is now getting out of hand. there are now so many error screens that i can’t play any online game or socal app on my ps4 when it sees successful on all the things in the test internet connection list. so could you please look into this.

  • this is because of the update

  • This is stupid, just fix things that need fixing like backwards compatibility and USB playback! **** DRM and give users what we want

  • just downloaded update now my ps4 is flashing the blue light at me and I cant get it to reset it reset started updating and the screen went dead on my tv and the blue light is flashing wtf need help anybody know what is happening thanks

  • running hot and I just unpluged my hdmi cable and re attached it started up my ps4 and then my system had to do a safemode restart I have had problems like this with my ps4 hdmi cable before it is fixed now so if your screen goes black unplug your hdmi and restart your system

  • I just pre-ordered MLB the show and it didn’t pre-load. I have the settings from your post Scott and it still didn’t work. Did I do something wrong?

  • Seriously, when are we going to get the ability to record and stream gameplay on the Vita? This is a glaring omission for the Vita in general.

  • why can’t you turn off the blue light bar on the controller. it drains battery power and glares off the t.v. also i can’t find how to put themes on or apply wallpaper.

  • Hello SCEA/PSN/Community

    I have some idea’s for the sharefactory, and the PS4 that i would like to suggest.


    Having the ability to have 2000+ contacts on your PS4 i would like to see a way to create our own categories such as “family, clan,friends” and be able to select the amount of contacts

    Share factory

    -overlap music or sound clips instead of cutting, “to have the full song i want to play and have a sound clip play over a certain area” that way i don’t split the music have a gap “sound clip” my back round song then stops, and goes back when my clip is done.

    -more action transition for different games i see that racing and second son was popular choice, more needs to be added.
    – fading in and out of clips is getting old fast, i would like to see the ability to control a “full clip” to speed up time,and slow down time, also to replay a clip, like a rewind,”

  • Please add native USB support for PS3 peripherals (FIGHTSTICKS) to the PS4.

  • its nice but i think there should be more then 40 clips and more stuff like filters away to do slow motion would be cool good job tho keep it up


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