Details surround the upcoming PS4 3.50 firmware beta have been announced. If you signed up for the beta test be looking in your email as chosen people will receive details on how to download the new update. It officially releases tomorrow on PS4 with no set date as to when it will be released live for the PS4 user base. Below we outline some of the details and key features within the beta and upcoming with the live launch.
Brand New Social Features:
- Online friend Notifications – A much requested feature, that will allow you to know when your friends come online. This will be an option for those interested in this feature but will also allow those who aren’t to choose not to get notifications that they are not interested in.
- Ability to Appear Offline – This is also another highly sought after update. Many times we want to play a game, watch some Netflix, or enjoy a movie without constantly getting invited to games or parties. Now that will become a reality, this will allow you the ability to show that you are offline when you are simply wanting some alone time.
- User Scheduled Event – Have you ever asked your friend to play a game and they just couldn’t at the time but say they will be available the next day? Well now you won’t have to worry about forgetting when everyone is available. With this feature you can put a scheduled event for when everyone will be available and the system will automatically log each one in to a party chat making it easier to get straight to the game.
- Play together – Many times we are in a party with multiple friends and each friend is playing something different. Before, you were unable to see what each friend was playing without going to the friends tab to check your list. Now you will quickly be able to not only see what game your friends in the party are playing but will also be able to quickly join them directly from the party as well.
Some amazing new system features headed your way with the beta and live launch afterwards are as follows:
- Remote Play (PC/Mac) – We have asked and they have listened. Remote play for the PS4 is finally here. This will allow you to stream your PS4 games to your PC or Mac. This feature will not be included in the beta but will be coming your way very soon.
- Dailymotion – With this update it will allow you to stream directly to Dailymotion from your PS4. Support for archiving live broadcasts will also me available as is done with other streaming services.