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March 19, 2014 // 9:10 pm - Sony Product Planning & Software Innovation Director Scott McCarthy announced that an upcoming PS4 update will add Share Enhancements and HDCP Off to the PlayStation 4 gaming console!

Below are all the details, to quote: Here at PlayStation, we listen closely to your comments and requests, which are weighted heavily when looking at the future of our platforms.

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 customize your most epic gaming moments and granting even more options to show them to your friends.

This upcoming update will add a rich video editor with a simple tool to personalize your video clips, and you'll also be able to export to and save the videos and screenshots you create by pressing the SHARE button to a USB drive.

In addition, this update will add an HDCP off option for capturing gameplay via HDMI, a feature we've previously said would come after launch. 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.

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.

As part of a separate system software update in the future, we have been working with our partners at Twitch and Ustream, and will also be adding the ability for Twitch broadcasts to be archived - another highly requested feature among PS4 fans who are taking advantage of the SHARE button features.

These broadcasts will be also provided with a higher resolution of 720p, so PS4 fans can enjoy live broadcasts with clearer images. We'll have more to come on these updates and more in the coming weeks.

Finally, from Eric Rovtar (via comes news that the PS4 is slated to get pre-loading game functionality soon:

Epsilonomega to SuckerPunchProd: Is there a way to pre-download that before Friday?

Sucker Punch - SuckerPunchProd:

EricRovtar, epsilonomega: No preload on PS4 until April and for North America, the PS Store will update at midnight PST, so 3am EST.

Upcoming PS4 Update to Add Share Enhancements and HDCP Off

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#2 - croft72 - March 20, 2014 // 10:37 pm
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Zarod, I highly agree. Just as much as I like my gaming, I also like to enjoy my media on my console (Wallpapers/Pictures, CD's or MP3's & Video MP4's). Besides, I'm getting tired of the plain blue stream background everytime I turn on my PS4.

#1 - Zarod - March 20, 2014 // 3:46 pm
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It's about time they mentioned additional features. Now the question is, if/when will they add media streaming (DLNA) and MP3 support?