Incoming PS4 Update Removes HDCP, Lets You Stream in 720p, Archive, and Save Media to USB

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Significant new updates are coming to Sony’s PlayStation 4 in the upcoming weeks.

“I’m happy to report that, as a direct result of your feedback, we’ll soon be bringing some of your most-requested features to PS4 with a system software update in the upcoming weeks,” writes director and product planner Scott McCarthy in a recent PS Blog update. “These features and additions will help make your PS4 even more socially connected by further enabling you to customize your most epic gaming moments and granting even more options to show them to your friends.”

In a future update, Sony will add a rich video editor with a simple tool to help personalize video clips. You’ll also be able to export and save videos and screenshots with the SHARE button to a USB drive. For recording purposes with third party devices, Sony will also allow users to turn off HDCP for capturing gameplay via HDMI.

Sony is also working with Twitch to deliver the ability to archive Twitch broadcasts, as well as to increase broadcast quality to a  720p resolution.

“We’ll have more to come on these updates and more in the coming weeks,” says McCarthy.

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