Shuhei: PS4 Firmware Update 1.70 Includes Ability to Dim DualShock 4’s Light Bar

April 28, 2014Written by Jason Dunning


After confirming its existence back in March, Shuhei Yoshida has revealed on Twitter that PS4 firmware update 1.70 will include the ability to dim your DualShock 4’s light bar. He failed to elaborate on exactly how much you’ll be able to dim it, but with 1.70 scheduled to release on April 30th, and more details coming before then, we should be hearing more about this feature either today or tomorrow.

If you’ve missed any of our previous coverage on 1.70, here’s an overview (so far) of what the firmware update will bring:

  • The new rich video editor app for PS4, SHAREfactory, allows you to easily edit and customize your gameplay videos. After completing your videos, it will be easy to share them to Facebook, or you can export them to an external USB storage device and upload the clips elsewhere.
  • Firmware update 1.70 will also feature the ability to change the recording time of your gameplay to shorter increments, the ability to change who you share your clips with on the SHARE screen, and the removal of default saves for screenshots and video clips.
  • 1.70 allows you to turn off HDCP, giving you the ability to capture video directly from your HDMI output.
  • Another added feature will be the ability to pre-download your pre-ordered games from the PlayStation Store up to several days before launch.

Is dimming the light bar something you’ll do immediately after downloading 1.70? Let us know in the comments below.