First PS4 1.7 Firmware Update Screenshots Released; Show HD Streaming, HDCP Off Option and More

on April 17, 2014 5:51 AM

Sony Computer Entertainment Japan and Asia sent a press release this early morning that included a further sneak peek at the upcoming changes included in the 1.7 firmware update for the PS4.

The press release included quite a few screenshots, that you can see in the gallery below. Unfortunately they’re in Japanese, but they’re still a very good indication on how the new options will look.

The first two pictures showcase the new Nico Nico Live streaming feature, that will be added with the update (even if it’s unclear if it’ll be available in the west), the third gives us a glimpse on the ability to select HD streaming for Ustream, while the fifth shows the option to turn off  HDCP.

The last two screenshots showcase the newly implemented ability to use the PS Vita TV for remote play, which apparently wasn’t yet available and will be included with a corresponding Vita update that will be released at the same time.

What’s most interesting is that the press release mentions that the feature will enable the PS Vita TV to have two accounts connected at the same time to use remote play. It’s yet unclear if the same will be extended to the portable PS Vita as well, but it’d definitely be nice.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.