Sony's been a bit lacking on the PlayStation 4 updates since the console launched this past November, but apparently they've got a couple small things coming. In a post to the PlayStation Blog earlier today Scott McCarthy the Director of Product Planning over at SCEA mentioned a few things to look forward to, including: HDCP off option to allow for recording via HDMI, a rich video editor that allows gamers to personalize their videos and the ability to upload them to USB as well, plus some Twitch/Ustream news.
Much like Microsoft has done with their Xbox One Twitch integration, Sony, Twitch and Ustream will be adding broadcast archival to the PlayStation 4. On top of that each archived broadcast will be saved at 720p, hooray! The Twitch and Ustream patch will come separate from the other system updates, though no currently release windows have yet been announced.
Overall, since none of the updates have release windows and the specifics of each patch are still ambiguous it's hard to be overly impressed with this announcement. Rather, this is more of a nod from Sony and PlayStation to say that, "Yes, we're listening and we're working to get the changes you want out to you." In that regard, this is a win, but until these changes get out and other big requested patches (like DLNA and MP3 support) hit then Sony's got a lot of work ahead of them. There's always the risk this is just Sony trying to appease a bit of discontent and that nothing will be changing for quite some time.