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SHAREfactory Only Uploads GTA V Footage To Youtube

Playstation 4 GTA V players, attention! The SHAREfactory app for the PS4 console was subjected to a functionality restriction with the recent 2.55 system update, which is mandatory. The new build of SHAREfactory only allows footage captured while playing GTA V to be uploaded to Youtube, and no where else.


Sony’s Stuart Platt wrote of the new restriction on Twitter in order to get in ahead of users mistaking this new “feature” for a bug.

SHAREfactory is Sony’s proprietary gameplay capture, video editing and sharing software used for the Playstation 4. It contains some simple editing options, special effects that you can add in, captioning, the chance to add images or stickers, adding music, and the placement of a face-cam with the help of the Playstation Camera.

The SHAREfactory™ app offers easy video-editing tools and effects to let you share your greatest moments, your way. Effortlessly combine, personalize, and share your favorite game footage with your own commentary, a soundtrack (included tracks or your original music), themes, stickers, text, even a picture-in-picture video with the PlayStation®Camera.

Normally, the app allows players to share the captured and edited footage to Facebook or Youtube, or to save it on USB as a file that you can share anywhere.

As of the newest system update, the footage you capture in GTA V will be uploaded to Youtube only, and all other options are unavailable. The reason for this, we do not know right now. There is an upcoming app update, 1.06, which will contain a number of bugfixes but no new features, however Stuart has said that 1.07 will contain more substantial additions.

How severely does this affect you?

Forza Motorsport 6 Trailer Recreated In GTA V

Another day, another spectacular Rockstar Editor creation. E3 2015 just wrapped up, with a ton of awesome new games shown off at the expo. Microsoft seemingly “won” E3 (until Sony came along, that is) with their announcement of backwards compatibility coming to the Xbox One free of charge, but that certainly wasn’t the only thing they had going for them. A bunch of Xbox One and Microsoft exclusives were also announced, or previously announced titles got their first trailers. One such game, exclusive to the Xbox One, is Forza Motortsport 6, successor to the Xbox One launch title.

The first gameplay trailer for Forza 6 was shown off at E3 2015.

What does Forza have? Cars! What else has cars? GTA V! What game has in-built gameplay recording and editing software? Also GTA V! You see where this is going.

Many fans were disappointed by Forza Motorsport 5 back when it launched on the then-newborn Xbox One, as they didn’t feel that the graphical and technical difference between it and the later racing games of the previous generation was large enough to warrant the “next-gen” descriptor. Current-gen car games started popping up, as Ubisoft released The Crew last year, and Forza Horizon 2 was also released. But hey, we’ve all had GTA for our racing needs, right?


The current-gen racing scene is a tad sparse, but we can look forward to a few newer releases soon to scratch this particular itch, and it seems that these titles will finally make proper use of the current generation’s hardware. We’ve already seen an improvement in the visuals of games released for Xbox One and Playstation 4 in the past year over the launch titles, and considering the massive difference between the launch titles of their predecessors and later games released on the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3, we can look forward to some genuinely amazing graphics. (Or, you know, just play on PC.)

Are you guys looking forward to Forza Motorsport 6? What did you think of Forza Motorsport 5?

Intel director says GTA V won’t be console exclusive very long


Speaking at the Intel Developer Forum, director of marketing Chris Silva has said that “somebody paid a lot of money to make sure that [GTA V] was exclusive [to the PS3 and Xbox 360].”

While the issue of Microsoft and Sony making some sort of payments to Rockstar to ensure that Grand Theft Auto V was released on the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 first (to the exclusion of the PC platform) shouldn’t really come as a surprise to anyone, it’s interesting that someone at Intel has actually come out and said as much.

Silva also said that he thinks we’ll see a PC version of GTA V fairly shortly:

At least with Grand Theft Auto I don’t think it’ll be console exclusive very long. But that’s what happens when you have a brand new launch with two companies that have lots of money trying to make sure they have content.

And also that given the size of the PC gaming market Rockstar would have to be crazy not to eventually cash-in on that market. It will more or less just be a matter of when…

The PC gaming ecosystem just continues to grow,. If you look at the amount of revenue that is generated by PC gaming it’s in the tens of billions of dollars each year. It’s incredibly diverse and rich and that’s it’s greatest strength.

Thanks PC Gamer.

Sony’s GTA 5 on PS4 Tweet Typo


You might have heard that yesterday the official Sony UK Twitter account tweeted about GTA 5 coming to the PS4. Yup, that’s right – check out the offending tweet below.

Given that Rockstar Games has previously refused to comment on GTA V coming to the next generation of consoles (Xbox One and PS4) and has even gone so far as to shoot the rumors down, this must have come as quite a surprise for them.

So much so that Rockstar quickly responded to a GameStop-originating question as to whether the Tweet was correct. The answer is unfortunately not…

Apologies for the typo about GTA V. It’s due for release on PS3 on September 17th.

Sony themselves has also come out and issued an apology over the affair. This make it the second time they’ve had to do so in respect of Grand Theft Auto 5 recently. The first one being when they allowed the game to be pre-loaded (downloaded) via the Playstation Network. Details on that debacle here.

Grand Theft Auto V comes out on the PS3 and Xbox 360 only on September 17. When it does, you’ll be able to access all the cheats and codes for the game right here.

GTA V Leak Update and Warning (No Spoliers)


The last couple of days have been pretty intense in terms of Grand Theft Auto 5. It all started with Sony enabling pre-loading (ie downloading) of the game data files for GTA V when you pre-ordered it via the European version of the Playstation Network. You can check out our coverage of that here.

Basically, if you pre-ordered the game via the EU PSN, you could then download 99% of it (encrypted) so that you wouldn’t have to wait until September 17. Then come release day, Sony would unlock/decrypt the game files and you’d be able to play.

The problem has been however, that various PS3 hackers then got access to the game files and starting extracting bits and pieces of information. For example, the ending to the game’s storyline is now known (apparently), and some of the radio stations from within the game have also been leaked. To be honest I don’t know the full extent of what’s out there because I don’t want to ruin the game (and we won’t be posting any leaked information/assets/files etc here at GTA 5 Cheats either).

Anyway, both Sony and Rockstar have come out with official statements on the matter, and Sony have also taken down the game files from the Playstation Network (too little too late I’m afraid Sony…).

Rockstar Statement on GTA V Leaks

Unfortunately, as many of you may already know, some people who downloaded the digital pre-order of Grand Theft Auto V through the PlayStation Store in Europe were able to access certain GTAV assets leading to leaked information and media from the game appearing online. You can read Sony’s statement on this here: http://blog.us.playstation.com/2013/08/24/grand-theft-auto-v-update/. As you can imagine, we are deeply disappointed by leaks and spoilers being spread in advance of the game’s launch. GTAV represents years of hard work by many people across the world, and we all couldn’t be more excited to finally share it with you properly this September 17th. Please stay tuned here at the Rockstar Newswire for all announcements about GTAV between now and game release as we definitely still have more to officially reveal.

Sony Statement on GTA V Leaks

Regrettably, some people who downloaded the digital pre-order of Grand Theft Auto V through the PlayStation Store in Europe were able to access certain GTA V assets. These assets were posted online. We have since removed the digital pre-order file from the PlayStation Store in Europe. We sincerely apologize to Rockstar and GTA fans across the world who were exposed to the spoiler content. GTA V is one of the most highly anticipated games of the year with a very passionate following, and we’re looking forward to a historic launch on September 17.

Anyway, as far as we know, the full game has not been leaked, only specific pieces of media have. The real point of this post however, is to say that you should be careful visiting any other GTA 5 related websites as spoilers may have been posted, particularly in forums. So take care browsing the net, stick to GTA 5 Cheats for all the news and updates you need (along with cheats of course) and join us in waiting for September 17 to roll around.

The wait will absolutely be worth it!

Special Edition GTA V PS3 Bundle Announced

Update: we have since confirmed that the headset DOES NOT come with the bundle. It must be purchased separately and is only listed on the bundle box as an additional accessory. We think it’s pretty deceptive packaging.

Sony just had their press conference at E3 and kicked some serious butt with the Playstation 4. That’s not all though; also revealed was a GTA V PS3 bundle.


Included in the package is a 500 GB PS3, a copy of the game, a 30 day Playstation Plus trial membership and a custom GTA V Pulse – Elite Edition headset. You also get a “custom audio mode” for GTA 5, which is meant to take full advantage of the headset (read: more bass – crashes, explosions, bullet-fire, etc). The custom audio mode can be downloaded from free via the Pulse – Elite Manager App.


The bundle will retail for US$299 and will be available from the get-go when GTA 5 ships on 17 September.

Reports of GTA 5 Commercial Shoot False

Over the past 24 hours or so, you might have seen several reports of Rockstar Games shooting a real-life commercial for Grand Theft Auto 5 in Mexico.  The reports stem from some pictures that poppped up on Reddit and which you can see below.  Note the GTA 5 logo that features prominently in several of them.

It can now be revealed that in fact the commercial being shot was not for Grand Theft Auto 5, but is instead a general commercial being done by Sony for the Playstation, and which they’ll probably use at E3 2013 in June. What makes the story all the more interesting is that apparently the GTA 5 logo was used without Rockstar’s permission – tsk tsk Sony…

Check back for more GTA 5 related developments as we get them and don’t forget to submit all your cheat ideas for GTA 5 in the comments section here.

GTA V Likely on the Newly Unveiled PS4

Just in case you’ve been sleeping under a rock for the last couple of days and were unaware; Sony made kind of a big announcement on Wednesday. OK, they actually made a giant, earth-shattering, the-universe-may-never-be-the-same-again announcement. No exaggeration. Not even a little.

Yes, they unveiled the PlayStation 4 after months and months of speculation and after months and months of waiting (kind of like all the waiting we still have ahead of us for GTA V). And while it didn’t come as a giant surprise or anything, we all knew the PS4 was coming eventually.

That said, there’s nothing quite like hearing for the first time about the next box of gaming goodness that will take up residence in our homes, and play our favorite games (unless you’re an Xbox fan). And boy is it a thing of power (and possibly beauty – we haven’t seen the actually console yet!), one that would no doubt run Grand Theft Auto 5 quite well we must say (hint, hint).

PS4 Controller

Sony has taken a dramatic shift from the PS3’s CELL architecture, which everyone and their uncle who knows nothing about gaming admitted was a pain in the butt for developers and overly complex. In its place will be an x86 64-bit 8-core (or octuple core) CPU with unified CPU and GPU. This makes the PS4 not only a personal computer for all intents and purposes, but one that will be more adept at running games than most modern PC’s. While each new console generation has made some bold claims about its power in comparison to PC’s, this may be the first time they actually live up to those claims.

Now of course the question is, will the Playstation 4 run GTA 5 one day? That of course depends on Rockstar on the one hand. We have to think it’s more than likely, especially if there is indeed a PC version in the works, which would now appear to be the easier version to port to the PS4, as opposed to the PS3 version. While a PS4 version would be unlikely to have any major impact on overall sales of GTA V, we tend to think Rockstar would love to show off the best version of their game they are putting so much effort into. And that would undoubtedly be a PS4 version at this point (not to forget our Xbox readers – we all know Microsoft are yet to unveil their next gen console).

At the very least however, and despite the PS4’s substantially different architecture compared to the PS3’s, it will most certainly contain backwards compatibility – Sony detailed in their announcement cloud services which will be able to host (and more importantly, play) PS3 games.

One way or another, the PS4 announcement should be exciting news for all of us playing the waiting game in respect of GTA V. Share the news with your friends, just as you’ll one day be able to share your GTA V exploits directly from your PS4 controller. Oh, you didn’t know? You really should get out from under that rock now!