Sony Details Next PlayStation 4 Firmware Update, Includes PS4 To PC Remote Play


In accordance with earlier reports, Sony is poised to host a beta program for the PlayStation 4‘s latest firmware update beginning tomorrow, March 2.

Entitled version 3.50 and codenamed Musashi, the most notable feature included in firmware 3.50 is PS4 to PC Remote Play, though as Sony points out over on PlayStation Blog, said feature “won’t be available to test in the beta.” It’s a functionality similar to that found on Xbox One with Windows 10, allowing users to stream PS4 gameplay to home computers.

Beyond tomorrow’s beta program, no details were disclosed about a firm release date for firmware 3.50, but when it does begin rolling out to the public, it’ll also including the following 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.

Finally, there’s also word of Dailymotion support, giving users the ability to stream directly and archive live broadcasts similar to the other streaming services available on the platform (read: Twitch and YouTube).

Testing for PlayStation 4‘s latest software update will begin tomorrow for selected participants, and we’ll keep you updated as Musashi nears a public release.