Posted Tue Mar 1, 2016 at 06:56 AM PST by Sophia Edwards
Appearing offline, PC Remote Play, and more.
With the beta for PS4 version 3.50 (codenamed MUSASHI) kicking off tomorrow, Sony has released several new details regarding the coming update, and it adds several oft-requested new features. The full list of what the update will add is as follows:
New Social Features
Friend Online Notification – Want to know the moment your friends come online? With this update, you can, as we’ve added an option to be notified when members of your friends list sign on the network.
Appear Offline – Sometimes you want to play a game or watch a movie without being bothered by friends. Now it’s easier to go incognito as we’ve added the option to appear offline. You can designate if you would like to appear offline when you log-in or at any time from your Profile or the Quick Menu.
User Scheduled Event – Time for a play date! We’ve added the ability to schedule a future gameplay session with your friends on the system. When your event starts, users who registered for the event will automatically be added to a party so you can start playing right away.
Play Together – This features allows all members of a Party to see what each person is playing so that you can easily join a friend’s game, or start a new game together.
Other New System Features
Remote Play (PC/Mac) – We’re bringing PS4 Remote Play to Windows PC and Mac. This feature won’t be available to test in the beta, but you can look forward to it soon.
Dailymotion – With this update, you’ll be able to live stream directly to Dailymotion on PS4. We’ll also support archiving live broadcasts, like we do for other streaming services.
I'm particularly happy about finally being able to appear offline, but otherwise this sounds like a really great update. Remote Play on PC and Mac is extremely interesting. Here's hoping this doesn't take too long to fully release.
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