PS4 3.50 Update is out, brings Remote Play support for PC and new social features
As announced, the latest PS4 Firmware, version 3.50, is now out. Those of you lucky enough to be on a 1.76 Firmware should of course probably not update. For the rest of us, firmware 3.50 actually brings some interesting features.
PS4 3.50 Update – Remote Play
To me the most awaited improvement is of course the support for PS4 Remote Play on PC. This support actually has some limitations compared to the work done in the unofficial client by Twisted89, but it’s free and officially supported, so no doubt that many of us will go that route (note: a free version of Twisted’s app now exists as of March this year). Sony’s official announcement say:
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: 540p)
- Frame rate : Standard (30fps), High (60fps) (Default: Standard)
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.
It will be interesting to see how the unofficial Remote Play client compares to the official one, in terms of performance and features. If we get to this, we’ll document it in our PS4 Remote Play page. Maybe such a comparison could be a cool guide for one of you as part of our tutorial contest? 😉
PS4 3.50 Update – Social features
Other big changes in PS4 3.50 include a bunch of social-related features, such as the long awaited option to appear offline, a “Friend online” notification option, a User scheduled event mechanism to schedule gameplay sessions with friends, and a “Play together” screen to make it easy for you to see what your friends are playing, and join their games.
Hey, a pretty exciting update overall.
PS4 Firmware 3.50 should be made automatically available and installed to your Ps4 the next time you turn it on, assuming you are online.
What are your thoughts on this latest 3.50 PS4 Firmware? Excited? Disappointed?