Sony to add PS4 video gameplay editor, PlayStation Network to stream "Powers" TV series

Sony is planning to release new software updates for its PlayStation 4 console that will add features like a video gameplay editor. Meanwhile, the PlayStation Network has commissioned its first original series, based on the acclaimed "Powers" comic book.

In a blog update, Sony said that the next major software update will include a way to edit gameplay clips from the PS4, which can be stored on a USB drive, along with a way to turn off the HDCP feature in the console's HDMI port. Sony is actually catching up with Microsoft's Xbox One, which has allowed its owners to capture and edit gameplay clips via its Upload Studio since launch.

A separate PS4 update will also allow the console's Twitch app to archive game video streams along with boosting its resolution up to 720p. Again, Microsoft's recently updated Twitch app for the Xbox One now has both of these features

Meanwhile the PlayStation Network, which can be accessed by the PS4, PS3 and PS Vita, is planning on entering the original content business in a big way. Deadline reports that Sony has commissioned a 10 episode series based on "Powers" that will be made available for PSN subscribers. The series will be based on the Marvel comic of the same name from writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Michael Avon Oeming, which can best be described as "Law and Order with superheroes". There's no word yet on when the series will begin production. Microsoft has announced plans to offer original content on its Xbox Live service, including a live action TV series based on its Halo games.

Source: Sony and Deadline | Image via Marvel

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I'm not really that interested in supporting either, this is turning out to be worse than cable TV, having to own multiple expensive boxes and subscriptions for each to access all content. I like what Sony Pictures is doing with movies though, Uncharted, Heavenly Sword, The Last of Us, Sly Cooper, Ratchet & Clank etc are getting made and they will enjoy a much bigger audience who doesn't have to buy a specific console just to watch them.

I'm happier to hear about the Powers show than the software update. Anyone who's read the comic will know it's actually really well done.

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