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PS4 Update 1.70 Coming Soon, Introducing SHAREfactory

Scott McCarthy's Avatar + Posted by Scott McCarthy on Apr 16, 2014 // Director, Product Planning & Software Innovation, SCEA

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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+ Alex_dlc on April 16th, 2014 at 9:03 pm said:

Will we be able to upload to Youtube?


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    + Scott McCarthy on April 16th, 2014 at 9:11 pm said:

    As stated in the post you can share through Facebook or, “export them to an external USB storage device to upload them elsewhere”. Your choice!


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+ blackiemist88 on April 16th, 2014 at 9:05 pm said:

Sweet! Loving everything guys are doing hoing for dynamic themes next!


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    + Scott McCarthy on April 16th, 2014 at 9:14 pm said:

    Thanks for the support – we know you guys love dynamic themes on PS3 and look forward to evolving the idea for PS4… How would YOU evolve dynamic themes given the flow of the PS4 UI? We’re listening… let us know!


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+ FabuleuxMathieu on April 16th, 2014 at 9:07 pm said:

I’m excited for the pre-download feature. I hope this means that I will be able to play a pre-ordered game at midnight in my local time zone instead of waiting for midnight Pacific time.


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    + Scott McCarthy on April 16th, 2014 at 9:15 pm said:

    I know right?? There will be a countdown that starts when the official time of release is announced.


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+ Bobbleheadz10 on April 16th, 2014 at 9:07 pm said:

Awesome! Can’t wait for this to come out :D


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+ G-Force08 on April 16th, 2014 at 9:07 pm said:

Sweetness. I can’t wait to try out these new features! :)


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+ buffpotato on April 16th, 2014 at 9:08 pm said:

Yay. More sharing features I never use.

When are we going to get game suspend?This was hyped up so much at E3 and the announcement event but we haven’t heard anything since.

Or PS1/PS2 classics compatibility?


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+ nephanor on April 16th, 2014 at 9:09 pm said:

What about Bluetooth headsets from third parties? I really miss my Jawbone ERA (which I purchased specifically for use when playing Battlefield 3 on the PS3) and now I am stuck with one that has terrible noise cancelling.


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+ WAHDAWi-UAE on April 16th, 2014 at 9:09 pm said:

PSN I’d change please 😳


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+ Hokage_45678 on April 16th, 2014 at 9:10 pm said:

Finally! Some news on the new system software. Since this is a major software update and since you guys showed that in Share Factory we can add our own music tells me the In-Game Music is coming as well!

BTW The release Window. Can we expect it around a week or two time frame?!


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    + Scott McCarthy on April 16th, 2014 at 9:19 pm said:

    We would not be saying “soon” if it wasn’t… well soon. It’s software which means we’ll be testing and perfecting till we release it.


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+ cronqvist on April 16th, 2014 at 9:11 pm said:

SHAREfactory looks like a killer video editing app. Now all that’s left is YouTube uploading and Twitch archives, so I have an easier time selling my friends on a PS4.


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    + Scott McCarthy on April 16th, 2014 at 9:20 pm said:

    USB export means post anywhere!


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+ ErsatzJobl on April 16th, 2014 at 9:11 pm said:

Sounds great


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+ Demoskinos on April 16th, 2014 at 9:12 pm said:

As someone who has decided to go all digital this generation with PS4 you guys are making me EXTREMELY happy with this news. Steps forward like this continue to motivate me to go all digital.


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    + Scott McCarthy on April 16th, 2014 at 9:22 pm said:

    We know there is always room to improve and create great new features for digital gamers. Looking forward to building on this. Thanks for the support -


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+ LloydDroid12 on April 16th, 2014 at 9:14 pm said:

MP3 support?


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+ MarkakaJin on April 16th, 2014 at 9:14 pm said:

Great update! One of the features I like from you guys is to have the option to change our PSN ID. I know a lot of us would like that as well.


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+ DrThemoWorm on April 16th, 2014 at 9:15 pm said:

I’ve heard Google is still working on a YouTube app for PS4, so maybe whenever that’s all done, perhaps we can start uploading gameplay video footage directly to YouTube (and Twitter as well)? That’d be cool.

Otherwise, I’m loving my PS4! Good work, Sony!


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    + Scott McCarthy on April 16th, 2014 at 9:25 pm said:

    Load your Share Factory videos anywhere with USB export; new for update 1.7. I am loving my PS4 also! What are you playing right now?


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+ NO_FEAR on April 16th, 2014 at 9:15 pm said:

” the 1.70 update will allow you switch off HDCP” This was a major topic with the PS MVPs at E3 last year and a HUGE undertaking for Playstation to implement. It will be worth all the effort in the end. Thanks for this!


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    + Scott McCarthy on April 16th, 2014 at 9:29 pm said:

    Big props to the software engineering team for make this happen! We know your guys will make it worth the effort which is why its happening.


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+ Awsaim on April 16th, 2014 at 9:16 pm said:

Kind of a silly name, but cool.


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+ Awsaim on April 16th, 2014 at 9:16 pm said:

When can we expect a native YouTube app?


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    + Scott McCarthy on April 16th, 2014 at 9:30 pm said:

    Understood… In the meantime, remember you can post with USB export -


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+ MarkakaJin on April 16th, 2014 at 9:17 pm said:

Can we also have an organizing feature for the icons? Going through a long row of apps and games is getting tedious.


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+ hOoDnErD on April 16th, 2014 at 9:17 pm said:

Very impressive… Can’t wait to use it! Also love the proactiveness of listening to the fans *high five*


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    + Scott McCarthy on April 16th, 2014 at 9:31 pm said:

    *high five* back at ya. Thanks for being part of the team.


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+ ViperChristian on April 16th, 2014 at 9:17 pm said:

When are you guys adding name changing on PSN? Have you guys considered doing it?


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    + Scott McCarthy on April 16th, 2014 at 9:32 pm said:

    Considered it. How often do you think you would use it?


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+ Blackmagic316 on April 16th, 2014 at 9:19 pm said:

-_- Can we please get the update we want/need. The stuff that PS3 has that PS4 doesn’t. We want to customize our backgrounds. We want the media support. We want to be notified when our friends sign in. Please!!

Also we want to be able to change our names. We want to be able to Organize our games into folders.


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+ TehSmiithyy on April 16th, 2014 at 9:19 pm said:

How come you guys keep shying away from a YouTube app or being able to upload our gameplays from the PS4 to Youtube? Also in the UK when are ITV Player, 4oD and others coming to the PS4. Its a shame that my PS3 has everything but my PS4 has barely any apps :(


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+ ChaoVizua on April 16th, 2014 at 9:20 pm said:

Sony, I love you guys, but you break my heart when it comes to updates. You take too long, Microsoft is already gaining, and that just shouldn’t be allowed.

Also, yes the playing at midnight your local time should be how it works, not that PST bull. Get it right, or you’ll see that lead vanish quickly.


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+ darkwonders on April 16th, 2014 at 9:22 pm said:

Does the addition of adding our own music mean MP3s will now be supported on the PS4?


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+ Souledge94 on April 16th, 2014 at 9:22 pm said:

Awesome.Iv been wanting to use my elgato game capture and I hope this means ill be able to soon.


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+ MakoSOLIDER on April 16th, 2014 at 9:23 pm said:

Would it be possible to in your next update with Twitch allow for the viewers to view the game in full screen without a comments section on screen while the players screen displays comments?


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    + Scott McCarthy on April 16th, 2014 at 9:34 pm said:

    Good comment. We’ll make sure our friends at Twitch get the note.


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+ Azuske on April 16th, 2014 at 9:25 pm said:

Yes, I can’t wait for this. I’m happy to see this console grow to become better as the months pass.


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    + Scott McCarthy on April 16th, 2014 at 9:39 pm said:

    We are working hard every day to do just that. We see your comments and look forward to addressing them all, one way or another.


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+ MakoSOLIDER on April 16th, 2014 at 9:25 pm said:

Does the preloading allow us to play at midnight of our time zone? Please say yes! I’m EST and I h8 having to wait till 3 A.M


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+ Z_Akai on April 16th, 2014 at 9:27 pm said:

Would be nice to have functionality that we have on our PS3 units. Media playback, actually being able to change our theme; or at least the color, etc. I like these updates; being able to export our screen shots is a big step in the right direction; but I hope that i can look at my PS4 as a device that doesn’t make me want to look backwards at the previous generation but looking forward.


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    + Scott McCarthy on April 16th, 2014 at 9:45 pm said:

    We are constantly the PS4 and know that customization of the UI and your files are important to you. Thanks for the support!


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+ dragorianknight on April 16th, 2014 at 9:28 pm said:

please enable 3d play back i have enjoyed it on the ps3 and now i traded that in to get ps4 and i cannot play my 3d movies and makeing us go out and buy a 3d player its just anoth pice of equipment to clutter our entertaiment center


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+ KineticKyote on April 16th, 2014 at 9:28 pm said:

A great way you guys could bring Dynamic Themes to PS4 is having them themed around the PS4′s uniqueness itself! Borders corresponding to the theme itself, maybe different sounds for the UI, and a nice image that sticks with you throughout the interface! Just base it off of the established UI and people will be happy. (Or at least I will!)


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+ godsglaive on April 16th, 2014 at 9:28 pm said:

I hope this update addresses the ce-34878-0 bug that rendered thousands of PS4s useless including mine?

http://community.eu.playstation.com/t5/PS4-Support/ce-34878-0-Error/td-p/20287161


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+ brownlantern on April 16th, 2014 at 9:28 pm said:

Thanks! Looking forward to using this feature.


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+ MakoSOLIDER on April 16th, 2014 at 9:29 pm said:

Can we pause/resume and chose what downloads first yet?


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+ vencedragonius on April 16th, 2014 at 9:30 pm said:

Woot! Finally more great news! I hope we can put our own music on our ps4 soon! I’m hoping for next week!


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+ Neil on April 16th, 2014 at 9:32 pm said:

Can I add a sticker of Shuhei Yoshida’s face to my videos?


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    + Scott McCarthy on April 16th, 2014 at 9:48 pm said:

    I am going to give that to the Share Factory content team RIGHT NOW. Awesome call…


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+ GummyCore on April 16th, 2014 at 9:32 pm said:

> Scott McCarthy on April 16th, 2014 at 9:19 pm said:
> We would not be saying “soon” if it wasn’t… well soon. It’s software which means we’ll be testing and perfecting till we release it.

Well, so how SOON is SOON? This is what you said last month:

> Posted by Scott McCarthy on Mar 19, 2014
> 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


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    + Scott McCarthy on April 16th, 2014 at 9:51 pm said:

    If I said, “soon” would that be bad? ;)
    When details are released, we’re in the home stretch.


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+ KazeEternal on April 16th, 2014 at 9:33 pm said:

Wish List:

1) DLNA and other streaming abilities that the home user can use with their PC’s and other electronics.

2) Means of Organizing games into sub categories for easier browsing

3) Trophy sorting options like “complete trophies first” etc.

4) PSP, PS1, and PS2 Classics Downloads and Disc(PS1/PS2) support

5) Support for Tournament Edition Arcade sticks from PS3

6) Dynamic themes that can allow entites to play with on screen components in interesting ways (maybe have Drake scaling your selected game etc)

7) Better voice support on EVERYTHING. why can’t I say “PlayStation : Netflix : Start”?

8) Support for the PS3 Bluray Remote or a PS4 Bluray Remote … I don’t care which

9) Remote Play to assign keyboards to a user upon remote start. (I’m unable to log in as result of this)

10) External USB storage options and/or 2.5 inch 9.5mm 2TB support (reports online suggest this isn’t working)

Top 10 in no particular order.


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    + Scott McCarthy on April 16th, 2014 at 9:53 pm said:

    That’s a good list. Looks like my whiteboard in my office.


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+ luckner893 on April 16th, 2014 at 9:33 pm said:

has anyone noticed at 0:57 where it says choose your music. and at the last option it says USB IMPORT. so i think we will have the ability to import music or videos from a thumb drive in this update.


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+ morhinapg on April 16th, 2014 at 9:33 pm said:

Suggestion for a future update: Allow us to have more control over the Standby auto download feature, or at least have it pay attention to your gameplay schedule to improve its usage. I believe currently it downloads once per day, but many people play their PS4 often enough that it won’t get a chance to download before they turn their PS4 back on.

I would suggest having an option to check every hour, or at least every 4 hours or so. Either that, or have the PS4 figure out the average time the PS4 system is left in standby. For example, if the PS4′s average standby time is 8 hours, then check for updates/downloads 4 hours after entering standby.

Also, I’m curious about some of the previously announced features like Sleep mode.

Thanks for all the great work on providing us with the features we want!


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+ ethomaz on April 16th, 2014 at 9:33 pm said:

I saw a music import from USB to use on SHAREfactory… can I play them on PS4?


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+ Wolverinemarky on April 16th, 2014 at 9:33 pm said:

when will we get friend notifications when are friends are on or start playing a game? love the sharing feature my friends have been waiting on this a lot. I agree with MakoSolider it would be nice to be able to pause and resume downloads and uploads instead of just having the option to delete them


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+ MakoSOLIDER on April 16th, 2014 at 9:34 pm said:

How about more voice commands for PS Camera?


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+ xANDROiDL7X_ on April 16th, 2014 at 9:34 pm said:

YES! all i want is dynamic themes again! hopefully we get them :D
you guys might need to alter the current user interface to better suit dynamic themes


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+ Elvick_ on April 16th, 2014 at 9:34 pm said:

Are you guys going to change the way that premium avatars work?

I don’t know how possible it is, but can’t they be switched like online passes were? Those used to need to be downloaded and installed to use, but eventually they would just register to your PSN ID. Which works a lot better.

Can avatars be done this way? I really would like to be able to change my avatar on PC, PS4 and PS Vita. It stinks to have to go boot up my PS3 just to do something so basic. I’m sure I’m not the only person who feels this way. I know you’d have to deal with loading from a server, but rather than not having the ability at all it’s a nice option. And I’m sure I’m not the only one who doesn’t want to have to download and install avatars to be able to switch them.


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+ NYPUNK88 on April 16th, 2014 at 9:34 pm said:

Yup, the wait was worth it! I freakin’ love you, Sony!


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    + Scott McCarthy on April 16th, 2014 at 9:53 pm said:

    Back at ya NYPUNK88


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+ finaler on April 16th, 2014 at 9:34 pm said:

This looks like a sweet update! The SHAREfactory looks like a nice powerful tool and I’m glad we can finally export our video/pictures.

Any news on a name change feature?

Anyway, thanks for the update Sony!


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+ illtornworld on April 16th, 2014 at 9:35 pm said:

About the add a commentary If i dont own camera can i still use headset on the videos? and record the commentary that way? Above all this is a huge update Thank you guys for listening to us and making PS4 leaps andbounds better Which is hard to do <3 you guys. PlayStation United <3


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    + Scott McCarthy on April 16th, 2014 at 9:56 pm said:

    Good question! “If i dont own camera can i still use headset on the videos?”
    Answer: YES. Record voice OR video commentary.


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+ Trick_2092 on April 16th, 2014 at 9:35 pm said:

Looks and sounds awesome, looking forward to it.

Are notifications when friends sign in coming in the update?


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