Sony is planning to launch an update for its PlayStation 4 on Wednesday, April 30, according to a tweet on April 25 from the official PlayStation Europe Twitter account.
“Heads-up: PS4 firmware update 1.70, inc. SHAREfactory and HDCP Off, goes live on 30th April. More soon,” the tweet reads.
Entitled update 1.70, the improvement will add the new ShareFactory video editor app and give players the ability to remove HDCP video signal copyright protection. PlayStation also launched a YouTube video on April 16 explaining the next-gen console’s upcoming ability to “share your greatest moments.”
“On behalf of the entire global team at PlayStation, I want to thank you for your unprecedented support and for making PS4 your next-generation console of choice,” said Social Media Director Sid Shuman. “We couldn’t have done this without you! And please keep the feedback coming: we are listening.”
PS4 software sales total more than 20.5 million units between retailers and the PlayStation store, as of April 13.
Shuman also promised players a new software update for the PS4 was on its way.
The PlayStation 4, which launched in North America on Nov. 15, reportedly sold 1 million units within the first 24 hours of its launch, which led to 2.1 million consoles sold internationally, as of early December. One week later, the PS4’s next-gen competitor, Microsoft’s Xbox One, launched in 13 countries on Nov. 22. Microsoft Chief Marketing and Strategy Office Yusuf Mehdi also made an announcement during January regarding the details of Xbox One sales, saying the console sold 3 million units by the end of December 2013.