Way back in November, Sony dropped a bombshell of sorts by confirming that PlayStation 4 players would be able to remotely play PS4 games on their PC or Mac. While they didn’t give us any timeframe, it looks like that time may be fairly soon.
In their announcement for the beta of their newest firmware, version 3.50, the company stated that while the feature won’t be available in beta, it will be a part of the update when the official version rolls out.
While the ability to play games through your other monitors is certainly exciting, those aren’t the only things to look forward to. Sony also announced that the much needed feature of appearing offline will be included in this firmware update, as well as notifications that allow you to know when your friends comes online. You can check out the full list of features below, although Sony has said that more key features will be coming:
- 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.
- 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.
Make sure to check out Tony Polanco’s thoughts on this on Tony’s Take:
Source | Sony