Sony Details PlayStation 4 Software Update v1.70

Posted by at 12:22 pm on April 30, 2014

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Sony Computer Entertainment America today announced it will release system software update version 1.70 for the PlayStation 4 on April 30, delivering new features that expand the social connectivity options and make it easier for gamers to share their experiences in a more meaningful way. In addition, the PlayStation Vita system software and PlayStation App will be updated to deepen integration and improve compatibility with the PS4 system. These updates will further strengthen the PS4 system by adding a host of new features and enhancements, many of them highly-anticipated and requested.

“PlayStation 4 has been met with tremendous enthusiasm from its community of more than seven million gamers worldwide,” said John Koller, vice-president of platforms marketing. “Listening to community feedback is critical to us, and we are pleased to deliver some of the most highly requested features with this update. We’ve also seen strong usage of the sharing features on PS4, and we’re excited to build on these social capabilities with this update to further expand upon what we believe is the most socially connected console experience.”

Highlights for the 1.70 update include:

Edit and Share Epic Moments with SHAREfactory™
After PS4 owners update to system software version 1.70, an icon to download SHAREfactory will appear on the PS4 system’s homescreen once it’s available. SHAREfactory, a free rich video editor, will elevate game sharing by allowing users to easily customize their gameplay videos with special effects including filters, transitions and themes. SHAREfactory provides access to a robust suite of tools to personalize videos by adding text and video commentary with picture-in-picture capability using PlayStation®Camera. PS4 owners can also add a custom soundtrack to their videos using the included audio tracks or by importing their original music. With this rich set of features, SHAREfactory enables players to create a polished compilation of their most epic gaming moments to share with their friends and social networks.

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