The next progression of Sony’s PlayStation 4 firmware (codenamed MUSASHI) is now rolling out to consoles around the world. Hardcore gamers holding Sony and their gigantic PlayStation 4 console handle their gaming needs have finally reveives a system update. Version 3.50 is here to grab. Before you do so, we got something to look at exactly what new features and functions this new update is carrying.
Expansion of the current Remote Play capabilities of Sony’s PlayStation 4 will likely be classed as one of the major and existing aspects of version 3.50 of the PS4 software. Took the opportunity to introduce a new expansion that now enables PS4 Remote Play to work with Windows PC and Max OS X machines. This Sony’s progression of the feature is compatible with desktop PCs running Windows 8, 8.1, and Windows 10 or later, as well as Mac computers on OS X 10.10 or 10.11 and above.
The capabilities of the new Remote Play requires an additional piece of software kit to be installed on the PC or Mac, which can be downloaded from below. Once the software is installed on those computers, the console is updated to version 3.50. PS4 users can then simply connect DualShock 4 controller to their connected PC/Mac via USB cable and start controlling the console via Remote Play.
For Remote Play, here’s what Sony has dundled in the ability for multiple frame rates and resolution options to be personalized by user when embarking on PC/Mac Remote Play.
Resolution options: 360p, 540p, 720p (Default: 540p)
Frame rate : Standard (30fps), High (60fps) (Default: Standard)
In addition to Remote Play, the firmware 3.50 from Sony also introduces a number of new social additions that should improve the overall PlayStation experience. One of the first additions is the new “Online Status” option which allows users to set their status to Appear Offline or Online from within the Profile tab. This is for those extremely wanting to interact with content or play games without alerting their friends that they are online.
How to appear offline, there is also a new ability that will notify users when specific and chosen friends actually come online onto the PlayStation Network. This feature can be toggled by selecting a connectiuon, hitting the Options button on the DualShock 4 controller, and just by selecting the Notify When Online option.
Sony has also brought a new User Scheduled Event feature to the PS4. Rather than having to use social networks and other communication forms to schedule gaming sessions. Users are now able to create a new event from the Event tab, which will allow invitations to be sent out to chosen friend to schedule a session.
“When your event starts, users who registered will automatically be added to a party so you can start playing right away.”
Gamers of PS4 with 3.50 update installed can now keep an eye out on all connections within a Party and see what each person is playing, giving them an idea and chance to join up with a friend in a game, or start a new one together from the scratch.
Additional low key upgrades include:
Dailymotion has been added to Live from PlayStation
Other players’ shared activities appear in your activities
The new features within version 3.50 highlights that Sony deems relevant to users. Of PlayStation 4 obviously! Like any software update, there’s also a number of refinements and under-the-hood improvements that should radically make the PS4 console a more emjoyable playform to be a part of a gameplay.
(Download: PS4 Remote Play for Windows PC/Mac)
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