Sony has now confirmed that the PS4 update 1.70 release has been set for April 30th. The company has already revealed what we can expect from said update. Not only does the update bring improvements for the sharing experience, it would also make it easier for users to download digital copies of their favorite upcoming games.
Its no secret that downloading a digital copy of a game on next generation consoles isn’t exactly that easy despite the fact that both consoles offer “play while you wait” feature. The PS4 update 1.70 aims to change that. It will allow users to download digital copies of games that they have pre-ordered prior to launch day.
So when launch day comes the new game will be immediately available to play and users won’t have to wait for a massive download to finish particularly on a day when countless others are trying to get their hands on it as well. The downloads would be locked until launch day.
Sony says that PS4 users will be able to download pre-ordered games “up to several days in advance,” but its possible that publishers might be the one making the final call on that window. Xbox One doesn’t have this functionality as yet but Microsoft hasn’t ruled it out.
PS4 update 1.70 also brings SHAREfactory. Sony calls it a “rich video editor app” which allows users to do more with their recorded gameplay. PS4 automatically records 15 minutes of gameplay which is saved when users press the Share button on the controller. The update will also allow users to export recorded videos to an external USB drive, something which wasn’t possible before.