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Sony will update the PS4 with HD 720p Twitch and HDCP off

Stuffed full of feedback
Thu Mar 20 2014, 11:41
Sony PlayStation 4 with controller

JAPANESE ENTERTAINMENT FIRM Sony has listened to the complaints of Playstation 4 (PS4) users and will tweak the games console to better suit their needs.

The firm said that it has considered all the comments and requests that have come its way since it launched the PS4 and has enjoyed "a lot of great feedback".

It said that in response to this feedback it will make changes that should appease users with the most frequently voiced suggestions. For example, it will add easier editing and customisation tools and more social features.

"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," said Scott McCarthy, Sony director of product planning and software innovation.

"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."

McCarthy promised a "rich video editor" that is simple to use. This will make sharing easier, he explained. An option that lets gamers turn HDCP off when capturing gameplay over HDMI will also be added. This is something that Sony had promised would appear after the PS4 launch.

He said Sony will add more features. "We recognise 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."

Also coming, but unrelated, will be an update to the way that the PS4 plays with Twitch, the clip sharing online streaming system.

"[We] 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," he added.

"These broadcasts will be also provided with a higher resolution of [HD] 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." µ


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