Playstation’s Musashi Firmware 3.50 Out Tomorrow!

The next major firmware update for the PS4, version 3.50, will finally arrive tomorrow for Playstation gamers.

As previously reportedfirmware 3.50 for the PS4 will come tomorrow, April 6th. Codenamed Musashi, the firmware brought exciting news during its beta program, with notably Remote Play for the PC/Mac being a hot button topic. Now we have the more information on some of the features coming with the update.

3.50 will bring about more social features, the first being the option to appear offline, with PS Blog stating that:

Appear Offline

  • 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 secretly from your friends. 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.

Appear Offline

The second feature is the option to be notified when your friend comes online.

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.’

Friend Online

Another cool addition is the ability to create User Scheduled Events.

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 communities or groups. Once shared, the event will be posted to a community wall or sent as a message, and members can register from there.

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Lastly, the ability to Play Together.

Play Together

  • 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.

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More importantly, the crown jewel of the update. Remote Play for PC/Mac.

Remote Play (PC/Mac)

  • With this update, we’re expanding PS4’s Remote Play capabilities to work with Windows PC and Mac.
  • Remote Play on PC/Mac 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 resolution – 540p
    • Frame rate : Standard (30fps), High (60fps)
      • Default frame rate – Standard (30fps)
    • You can use one DUALSHOCK 4 as the controller for Remote Play, which needs to be connected to your PC/Mac via a USB cable.

remote play

These specifications are on par with the unofficial app that was developed a while back by an independent developer to enable Remote Play on the PC; it’s definitely great to see Sony keeping up with the times.

Are you excited for Musashi? I definitely am, here’s to another great update!

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