PS4 1.63 update weeks away

As we told you earlier this week, Sony has issued a new PS4 update to 1.62 but unfortunately it wasn’t the update that PS4 owners were looking for. It was another stability update which didn’t introduce any new functionality to users, but we’re glad to say that Sony are planning to make the next update a lot more exciting.

Attention has now shifted towards the forthcoming PS4 1.63 update which we can confirm will land in a matter of weeks rather than months. Sony has confirmed this early themselves in a new blog entry which you can read in full here.

It confirms that the next update will finally add some meaningful new functionality to the console, whilst also making those who like to record gameplay very happy indeed.

PS4 1.63 is going to remove the PS4 HDCP barrier that prevented users from plugging in their own recorders to capture PS4 footage using HDMI. Sony prevented this feature at launch, but we’re pleased to say that Sony will be bringing it to the masses with the next update.

That’s not all though, as Sony are also going to be improving on their Twitch app. Some gamers have complained that the Xbox One app has more functionality than Twitch on PS4. One of these is the ability to broadcast in 720p, which is now going to be on PS4 as well when the update arrives.

Other features that we can confirm are definitely coming are a video editor and also the ability to save content that you ‘Shared’ to a USB drive – which is a very nice addition we have to say.

Of course it isn’t all of the features that are top of your wishlist. We still don’t have a native PS4 YouTube app, or 3D Blu-Ray support – two of the most basic features that are on PS3 at the moment.

Sony also promised MP3 support, as well as PS4 DLNA support but we are still waiting for them too. Having said that, we fully expect them to deliver on their promises – we just have to be patient as Sony aims to improve the PS4 in each area slowly.

Are you happy about the confirmed updates mentioned above? What are you personally waiting for Sony to add to the PS4 to make it a better experience? Give us your thoughts on this below.

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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