Sony has announced that the PlayStation 4 firmware update 3.50 will be available tomorrow, April 6.
One of the biggest new features coming with this update is PC and Mac Remote Play, which is compatible with the following system software:
- Windows 8.1
- Windows 10 or later
- OS X 10.10
- OS X 10.11
You’ll be able to select from the following resolution and frame rate options, depending on your Internet bandwidth.
- Resolution options: 360p, 540p, 720p (Default: 540p)
- Frame rate : Standard (30fps), High (60fps) (Default: Standard)
You’ll be able to download the Remote Play Installer after the new update launches, and PC/Mac Remote Play allows the use of a DualShock 4 connected via a USB cable.
Here’s a look at some of the other new features with tomorrow’s update:
On your Profile tab, we’ve added a new option called ‘Online Status.’ From here, you can choose to ‘Appear Offline.’ This could be useful if you want to play games or watch movies without your friends knowing you’re online. You can designate if you would like to appear offline when you log-in or at any time from your Profile, or by holding down the PS Button on DualShock 4 to bring up the Quick Menu.
Friend Online Notification
Now you can choose to get notified when your friends come online. To receive notifications, select a player on your friends list, press Options, and select ‘Notify When Online.’
User Scheduled Event
On the Events tab, we’re adding the ability to schedule gameplay sessions with your friends. Just select ‘Create Event,’ and you’ll be able to make an invitation for an upcoming gameplay session. Choose the day, time, game, and send it off to your friends. When your event starts, users who registered will automatically be added to a party so you can start playing right away.
You can also share an event to a group, or a community that you’re a member of. Once shared, the event will be sent as a message, or posted to a community wall, and members can register from there.
This feature 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.
Along with PS4’s 3.50 system software update, PlayStation App version 3.50 is out tomorrow as well. In addition, there are lots of other refinements and improvements to the system software overall.