PS4 Firmware 'Musashi' Available April 6
A new PlayStation firmware, version 3.50, codenames Musashi becomes available tomorrow.
In addition to the usual "refinements and improvements" to the OS and system stability, 'Musashi' adds some significant new features to your PlayStation 4.
More detail can be found at the PlayStation Blog.
PS4 3.50 (Musashi) features;
- Remote Play (PC/Mac)
- Appear Offline
- Friend Online notification (Why did this take 3 year to arrive?)
- User Scheduled Event
- Play Together
- Broadcast to Dailymotion
- PSN Status
- Teen Account creation
- PlayStation Plus Hub
In addition the PlayStation App version 3.5 is also available tomorrow for your favorite smart devices.
Remote Play for PC/Mac runs with Windows 8.1 ot Windows 10+, Mac OS X 10.10 and 10.11. several resolutions are available, 360p, 540p and 720p; with framerates of 30fps and 60fps also available. Actual resolution and frame rates will depend on the performance of your connection of course. The DS4 controller may be used on your PC/Mac for remote play. You'll need to download a remote play client for the PC or Mac, this client will become available once the firmware is available for download.
Appear Offline adds the ability to appear offline when you login (or at any time), so you can play games or watch video without your friends (or family) knowing you're online. Finally, you can skip that late night party on Call of Duty and play Omega Quintet without your friends knowing why you bailed on them...
Friend Online Notification, now you will get a notification alert when friends come online. I can't help wondering why this feature was absent in the first place, even PS3 had it.
Play Together allows you to see what games people in your party are playing, so you can join them if you wish.
PSN Status is literally a PSN Status page that lets you know how PSN is doing...hint, if this doesn't work, PSN is down.
Teen Account creation, let's parents create an account for their teens so that they can play games under their own account, but the parent account can limit online play until they enable it.
PlayStation Plus Hub, improves PS Plus information and management.
Musashi (3.50) is available on April 6th, I'd imagine it will be a mandatory update for online play.
So, on your marks, get set, GO!
Related Game(s): PlayStation 4, Musashi
4/5/2016 2:16:01 PM Gordon Turner