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PS4 update 1.70 coming soon, introduces video editor app, USB saves, game pre-loading

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PlayStation 4's next system software update is "coming soon," Sony announced today, introducing video editor app ShareFactory, USB drive saves and software pre-loading on PlayStation 4 systems.

Update 1.70 will add the ability to pre-download pre-ordered games "up to several days prior to release." Following the update, users who enable the auto-download feature will automatically pre-download software to their systems.

Sony told Polygon last month that it was "considering" allowing software to be pre-loaded on PS4 systems, following a series of tweets from Sucker Punch Studios indicating that Sony Computer Entertainment America would roll out the feature in April.

The system update will also introduce video editor app ShareFactory, featured above, offering users the tools to combine, edit and personalize captured video clips. The app features various filters, transitions, stickers, text, themes and supports video commentary with picture-in-picture using the PlayStation Camera. Users can also import audio tracks to use in videos or choose from a selection provided by Sony. Videos can be shared with friends on the PlayStation Network, downloaded to USB or posted directly to Facebook.

Last month, Sony revealed that the upcoming PS4 update will allow users to save screenshots and video clips to a USB drive, and will support HDMI video capture to a separate device by introducing an HDCP off option.