news\ Mar 19, 2014 at 11:15 am

Upcoming PS4 update adds 'HDCP off, HDMI gameplay capture' and USB saves/exports

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A new PlayStation 4 system software update, to be released in the "upcoming weeks," will add a number of user-requested features including the ability to turn off HDCP, allowing you to capture gameplay via HDMI.

"Here at PlayStation, we listen closely to your comments and requests, which are weighted heavily when looking at the future of our platforms," said SCEA Director of Product Planning & Software Innovation, Scott McCarthy. "Since PlayStation 4 launched, we’ve heard a lot of great feedback from you about what you like with the platform and what you’d like to see us work on," 

"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. These features and additions will help make your PS4 even more socially connected by further enabling you to customise your most epic gaming moments and granting even more options to show them to your friends."

The most welcomed feature, for me at least, is the ability to add an HDCP off option. This will allow users to capture gameplay via HDMI. "We recognize that some gamers want to record and share longer clips of their gameplay sessions, and we’re excited to deliver this option with PS4," added McCarthy.

In addition to HDCP off, the update will add a "rich video editor" tool that allows you to personalize your video clips. You'll also be able to export to and save the videos and screenshots you capture (using the Share button) to a USB drive.

Lastly, as part of a separate system software update "in the future," Twitch will add the ability for you to archive your broadcasts. "These broadcasts will be also provided with a higher resolution of 720p, so PS4 fans can enjoy live broadcasts with clearer images," McCarthy said. "We’ll have more to come on these updates and more in the coming weeks."

"There’s a lot more coming in this update as well, so stay tuned for more — there will be plenty in the update to excite everyone," McCarthy concluded.

[PS Blog Europe]

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