The PS4 is set for a big year with plenty of highly-anticipated exclusives and games on the horizon, though the system is also getting several new features with its continued updates and additions, with tomorrow bringing a new firmware update that will bridge the gap a bit more between PC and PlayStation owners.
Sony announced in a new update on the PlayStation Blog that PS4 System Update 3.50 (codenamed “Musashi”) will officially release tomorrow, April 6th, 2016, with the new update to bring a variety of new features and updates to the system including the long-awaited introduction of Remote Play to PC and Mac owners.
Musashi will introduce a variety of new social features to the PS4, including the ability to set your online status to appear “Offline” (either from your profile tab or accessing the Quick Menu by holding down the DualShock 4’s PS Button), notifications when specifically-designated friends go online, and the ability to schedule “events” with other players to create a party/send invitations for a game at a specific time or date, chosen by the user.
The update will also introduce the new “Play Together” feature, which allows all members of a Party to see what other party members are playing for an easier time joining a friend in-game, or to start a new game with them.
Remote Play will be introduced to PC and Mac with System Update 3.50, with Remote Play to be supported on systems running Windows 8.1, Windows 10 or later, Mac OS X 10.10, or Mac OS X 10.11. Users with Remote Play on PC or Mac will be able to select from the following resolution and frame rate options while streaming games:
- Resolution options: 360p, 540p, 720p (Default: 540p)
- Frame rate : Standard (30fps), High (60fps) (Default: Standard)
Users can play with a DualShock 4 on PC or Mac connected via USB for access to Remote Play. After the launch of the new system update tomorrow, users can download the Remote Play client for PC/Mac by clicking here.
In addition to the PS4 system update’s, the PlayStation App will also be receiving a new revision to version 3.50 tomorrow with the following updates and changes:
- User Scheduled Event
- Users can schedule gameplay sessions with friends
- Dailymotion has been added to Live from PlayStation
- Other players’ shared activities appear in your activities
PS4 System Update 3.50 will be available tomorrow, April 6th, 2016 – in the meantime, you can check out several new images and screenshots of new features coming in the update below: