PS4 firmware update 1.7 is expected to release in the coming weeks and it seems Sony unknowingly released a few features prior announcement.
Of what has been gathered from the menu screenshot Sony Japan and Asia released in their press release a few days ago, it seems that the new update will add video recording limit and an automatic error reporting feature to the console.
It’s great to see Sony acting on the feedback and adding video recording limit to save some HDD space. With the new update, players will be able to limit the duration of video recording as well as add the option of disabling automatic video recording for players who are not interested in video replays of their games.
These will make a total of 8 features included in the new update:
The Japanese PS4 owners will be able to stream their games on Nico Nico Douga, it is unconfirmed whether the Western PS4 owners will also be able to stream on the Japanese streaming site.
Owners who stream their games on Ustream will get the option to stream their games in HD, as well as the option of disabling HDCP.
Firmware Update 1.7 will enable Remote Play between PS4 and PS Vita, a corresponding update for the PS Vita will also release alongside. The update also enables the PS Vita TV to have two Playstation accounts connected simultaneously for Remote Play
Although these features are not confirmed by Sony, considering that they were ‘leaked’ in an official screenshot and confirmed by a reliable party, it’s safe to assume that these features will be showing up in the update.