Sony has revealed that the long-awaited 3.50 system update will soon be making it to the Playstation 4.
Codenamed Mushashi, the anticipated patch includes a smorgasbord [Editor’s note: The Geek Show approves of this] of features, key details of which have been listed by the company.
The update will include the newfangled ability to schedule gameplay events with friends (both on console and via the Playstation App), and ‘appear offline’ whilst connected to the Playstation Network. Hosts will also be able to edit events after being scheduled, with each player being notified of the changes.
Remote play will fully support PC and Mac, allowing PS4 owners to link up their consoles to a desktop computer on the same network, to use as an alternative screen.
The full list of Sony’s divulged new features can be found below:
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 in on the network. Notifications can be tailored to certain friends.
Appear Offline – Sometimes you want to play a game or watch a movie without being interrupted. 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 – Now it’s easier to organise a game session. 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.
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, new service partner in Share feature – Dailymotion, an additional live streaming service, will become available for PS4 users to enhance their broadcast experience. Like other live streaming services available on PS4, users will enjoy the following features: Activity Feed, What’s New Broadcast Info Tile, Live Detail and Live from PlayStation.
The release date for the update has yet to be revealed, but a beta version will become available soon to selected customers. Those who were invited to take part in the beta are encouraged by Sony to download the software and provide feedback, and more details surrounding the awaited patch are soon to follow.