Rumour: PS4 Firmware Update 1.7 To Be The Biggest That Sony Has Ever Made

By Darryl Kaye on April 27, 2014, 6:10AM EDT
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Rumours are surfacing that PS4 Firmware Update 1.7 will be a major update for the system and will be the biggest that Sony has ever released on any of their platforms.

We know that firmware update 1.7 will be going live on the 30th of April and that it will include a host of features and Twitter user Tidux has stated that these features will lead the update to be the biggest Sony has ever made.

To start off, the update will include an app called SHAREfactory. This will allow you to edit together clips that you've captured while playing games on the system, while also opening up the possibility to add transitions and effects. You will also be able to use music from your music library, import music or record commentaries. In other words, Sony is giving you all you need to start creating some substantial gaming coverage.

Another big change with this firmware update relates to HDCP. Although many YouTubers have found their own ways to circumvent the HDCP protection, which rendered capture cards useless, this patch will officially remove the block, meaning capture cards should work as originally intended.

This update will also make pre-loading games a reality. If you've pre-ordered something through the PlayStation Store, it will now be pre-loaded so you can start playing as soon as it's released - pretty sweet.

With all of these features being added via firmware update 1.7, it's easy to see why it could be the biggest update Sony has ever released. SHAREfactory on its own could probably secure that mantel. If you want to find out more about what kind of stuff you can create using SHAREfactory, check out the video below:

Source: Dualshockers

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