Sony is on the verge of releasing the long awaited PlayStation 4 update that will remove the dreadful HDCP. Though that isn’t the only treat that PS4 owners will be getting with this new patch.
This update is all about video capturing, as HDCP is finally going to be removed. That means those who have been capturing game footage with their Elgato or other capture cards will no longer need to worry about using ‘work-arounds’, such as a HDMI/DVI Splitter.
Despite the removal of HDCP, Sony seems keen on continuing to improve upon the PS4’s own capturing system. With this update, you’ll now be able to export your gameplay captures onto a USB drive so that you may upload them to any service or edit them in any software. Of course, for those who aren’t exactly tech savvy when it comes to video editing software, Sony is also proud to reveal that this update will include a new, and FREE, video editor called “SHAREfactory”.
As for the final key features, this update will bring the ability to pre-download games before they release. This allows day-one digital titles to be played as soon as they are released. However you’ll have to make sure that you have the auto-download settings in the PS4 set to “on”.
Be on the look out for more features as Sony has a knack for adding things without detailing them. Update 1.70 will be available soon on the PS4.