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Streamers And Gamers Rejoice, This PS4 Update Is For You

Today Sony announced via the PlayStation Blog that some highly sought after features will be coming to their system in the upcoming weeks. An option to turn off HDCP and others to bring higher quality streaming capability to Twitch & Ustream are on tap. The biggest and most interesting feature will be the ability to offload you captured gameplay and screenshots directly to a USB drive. As a person whose now fully on the “all-digital” download train, the ability to not bog down my hard drive is great news. It also provides a way to capture direct footage for folks who like to edit gameplay as well.

Here is the statement from the PS Blog”

This upcoming update will add a rich video editor with a simple tool to personalise 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 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.

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.

This looks like a pretty awesome counter to the Xbox One Twitch integration that came out a week or so ago and will bring both consoles a level of parity that everyone can appreciate. The one upmanship that is going on in the gaming space is only giving consumers and gamers more goodies to play with. I LOVE IT!

Kahlief Adams

Kahlief was born and raised in the Bronx, New York. As an avid technophile and lover of all things video games. He set his career path in the direction of a life making games until he found out his arch nemesis, “Math,” had other plans in store. So instead of making the next Tetris he found himself writing and talking about games on his website The Spawn Point Blog and Spawn On Me. Check out what I'm blabbering about over @kahjahkins on Twitter. PSN = KAHJAH1 XBL=KAHJAHKINS

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