There's been murmurings about it for weeks now, but PlayStation 4 firmware update v1.70 has finally been given a firm launch date. That's right, Sony has announced that the patch will be going live on 30th April. Obviously, this is a pretty big boon for console owners themselves, but it also means that we don't have to write anymore articles speculating about the long awaited update's release. Huzzah!

The patch contains a plethora of new features, including an HDCP toggle and digital preloading for pre-ordered games. Most notably, though, it includes the recently revealed SHAREfactory software, which will allow you to edit together clips that you've recorded, and then upload them to the social media stream of your choice. You can find out exactly what sort of videos that you'll be able to make with the application through here.

Are you chuffed that we finally have a release schedule for this megaton update? Will you be making use of the system's new social capabilities? Let us know in the comments section below.

[source twitter.com]