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Upcoming PS4 update will disable HDCP protection and add sharing features

by William Schwartz

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An upcoming update for the PlayStation 4 will finally bring about some features to the console that users have been asking for since launch. Namely, the ability to disable the console’s HDCP protection, allowing for capturing of game footage.

“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,” reads a post on the PlayStation Blog.

Sony also claims that they are working with Twitch and Ustream to add the ability for PS4 streams to be archived, and for streaming broadcasts to have a higher resolution of 720p.

Expect more information about the update in the coming weeks.

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