PS4 Firmware Update 3.50 Announced, Adds Highly Requested Features

Sony has revealed the contents of PS4’s Firmware Update 3.50, and it has some features fans have been waiting for for a long time.

Codenamed Musashi, Firmware Update 3.50 will make it easier to friends to connect and play together. Highly requested features, such as notifications when friends come online, will finally be added. Sony has released a breakdown of 3.50’s features:

  • Friend Online Notification – Want to know the moment your friends come online? With this update, you can, as Sony has 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 Sony has 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. Sony has 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) – Sony is 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.

No word on when 3.50 will be released to the general public, but those who signed up for the beta won’t have to wait long. Beta testers can download the Firmware starting tomorrow, March 2. Stay tuned for future updates, including the release date.