Sony Firmware Madness: New Updates For PS4, PS Vita, And PlayStation App Roll Out Today

ADDZ May 1, 2014

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    Sony Firmware Madness: New Updates For PS4, PS Vita, And PlayStation App Roll Out Today

    Sony promised that firmware updates to their platforms would launch by the end of April, and here they are on the very last day of the month. The fun began yesterday with notable changes to the PlayStation mobile app. Major highlights include the ability to send push notifications for system updates, messages, friend requests and more. Speaking of which, users can also receive requests through text messages and email if they want to. Should you happen to use an iPad, a few resolution issues were fixed there as well.


    With regards to the Vita, firmware 3.15 mostly functions to make setting up Remote Play with PS4 a lot easier than before. Now all you have to do is make sure both devices are on and logged in to the same account. Any pairing should be done automatically. As far as exploits are concerned, The previously released PowerfulPro exploit still works, and The Z has also posted a video of VHBL launching on 3.15 through a yet to be revealed title. It's also been found that an unreleased game exploit was blocked in 3.15, so expect that name to go public in the next few hours or days.

    Lastly, we arrive at PS4. Firmware 1.70 offers far more significant changes than the ones found on other platforms. The biggest feature is of course ShareFactory, which allows you to edit any content you share before uploading it to a supported video service. USB drives can also be used to transfer clips to the internet as well. Twitch streams now broadcast in 720p HD, and can even be archived for later use. If Twitch isn't your bag, HDCP can be disabled in Settings, which allows you to use any external capture kit you desire. To round out the major fixes, pre-loading digitally preordered games is now an option for select titles. Ubisoft's Watch Dogs will be among the first games to support the feature. As if that wasn't enough, you can also dim the much despised DualShock 4 light bar, and use the touchpad for any onscreen keyboards. My apologies for the rambled list!

    Source: DashHacks

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