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PS4 firmware 1.70, Vita firmware 3.15 fully detailed

As promised, PS4 firmware update 1.70 will be available tomorrow. And there's a lot more in the update than we've previously detailed.


As promised, PS4 firmware update 1.70 will be available tomorrow. As previously detailed, it will include features like a more robust video editor, the ability to export recorded video, and pre-load downloadable games. But, there's much more tucked away in the update.

You'll be able to disable HDCP, crucial if you plan on using any HDMI capture equipment. You'll also be able to broadcast gameplay to Twitch and Ustream in 720p and choose to archive your broadcasets for posterity's sake. You'll also be able to adjust your DualShock 4 light bar's brightness level.

Completely new features we haven't heard of for 1.70 include the ability to use the touchpad to navigate the on-screen keyboard. You can also see friends-of-friends and mutual friends when viewing PSN profiles. You'll also be able to sort trophies via rarity. The PlayStation Store will also be udpated to let you pay with PayPal.

Excitingly, the voice commands you can use with the system will be updated. Unlike Xbox One, you don't need the PlayStation Camera to use voice commands, but we found the options to be quite lacking at launch.

Vita is also getting an update tomorrow. Firmware 3.15 updates the PS4 Link app with Automatic Device Registration, which will automatically detect and pair both PS4 and Vita when they're both online. This will make activating Remote Play and second screen features much easier.

For a full breakdown of what to expect, you can also check out the PlayStation.Blog

Andrew Yoon was previously a games journalist creating content at Shacknews.

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