Sony has announced via the official PlayStation Blog  that the latest update for the PlayStation 4 system software will be rolling out starting tomorrow, April 6.

The system update brings many new features to the console, many of which have previously been available on Microsoft’s Xbox One, as well as Sony’s own PlayStation 3.

The new features are as follows:

  • The ability to appear offline and alter your “online status”
  • The ability to be notified when your friends come online (Notably removed from PS3 to PS4)
  • The ability to create user scheduled events to coordinate online play
  • The ability to see what games party members are playing to make joining online games simpler
  • Remote Play support for PC and Mac (Finally)

The most notable of the features being added is the Remote Play. Sony seems to be taking page out of Microsoft’s book to further allow access to your console remotely. The PC and Mac functionality requires a wired USB connection to use the DualShock 4 controllers. Make sure you find those charging cables.

 

 

Remote Play

Remote Play via Xperia Smart Phone

 

Remote Play has been around since the launch of PlayStation 4 back in 2013. Originally, the feature was limited to use via PlayStation Vita. The feature later came to a variety of Sony products, such as PlayStation TV, and Xperia smart phones.

System Software 3.50 has been in closed beta for a few users for a while now. It is exciting to see how everyone responds to the new update.

No time was given when the update will go live for everyone. It is safe to assume that the update will be available for everyone later tomorrow afternoon.

Are you excited for the many new features being added to the system? What features do you want in future updates? Leave a comment down below and let us know what you think.

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