Sony adding new features to PS4, PS App, and PS Vita tomorrow

PlayStation 4 (System) Day One Patch Announcement - Set

Sony will be releasing new updates tomorrow for PS4, PS App, and PS Vita. The latter updates are largely for improving integration with the PS4, which will itself be receiving a host of new features and long-awaited improvements. A breakdown of each is available below, but PS4 gamers can now look forward to being able to capture gameplay on external devices, edit gameplay footage on the system itself, download pre-ordered games in advance, use voice commands with PS Camera, and easier, improved sorting options for Friends and Trophies.

The 1.70 update for PS4 will add an icon to download ShareFactory, a free video editor for customizing gameplay videos with picture in picture, imported audio tracks, filters, effects, themes, and transitions, as well as the ability to export video and screenshots to USB devices. The digital protection (HDCP) that has been preventing gamers from using devices, such as the Elgato, from capturing gameplay will also be turned off, which will allow the signal to pass through HDMI to said devices. Users will also be able to broadcast and archived gameplay in 720p through Twitch and Ustream.

Play As You Download will also be added, which allows gamers to download select pre-ordered games in advance so that they will be playable at launch. An accompanying countdown timer will keep gamers updated on how long until the game is unlocked for play. Other additions include brightness options for the DualShock 4’s built-in light bar, Alternative Pay Methods, including PayPal, for PS Store, voice-command support for PS Camera, new Trophy-sorting options, new Share options for uploading during broadcast and privacy, and greater options for finding and handling Friends.

The PS Vita 3.15 update will add Automatic Device Registration, to automatically pair the PS Vita and PS4 when the same user is signed into both and online.

Finally, the 1.70 update for PS App will add push notifications and allow users to edit their profile picture with pictures taken or stored on their mobile device. In addition, Friend requests can be sent by email or text message, and iPad resolutions will be supported.

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