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PS4 Getting PC Remote Play With Its Next System Software Update

PS4 Getting PC Remote Play With Its Next System Software Update

The Playstation 3.50 system software update comes out tomorrow, and with it comes a bunch of changes, some big and some small. Perhaps the biggest addition is the long-coming remote play for PC/Mac.

Soon you’ll be able to play PS4 games from your computer, emulating how it would feel if Sony were to ever release them there. Of course you’ll need a DualShock 4 connected to your PC/Mac via a USB cable, but if you have  PS4, chances are you already have one. You’ll also need a copy of Windows 8.1 or 10, no Windows 7 here. On Mac, you’ll need OS X 10.10/10.11.

As for what to expect once you connect your PC to your PS4, well that depends entirely on your bandwidth:

  • Resolution options: 360p, 540p, 720p (Default: 540p)
  • Frame rate : Standard (30fps), High (60fps) (Default: Standard)

Aside from the PC/Mac Remote Play, the 3.50 system software update will include some other nifty updates. The quick and dirty is that you’ll now be able to appear offline for when those antisocial moods hit. If you want to be notified when a specific friend comes online, when you’re the opposite of antisocial, you can now be notified when that happens. You can now schedule events for your very own video game parties. And the system will now support Play Together, wherein you’ll be able to tell what games your party members are playing and join them if possible.

Lastly, the Playstation App will be updated to version 3.50 tomorrow as well with the following list of changes:

  • User Scheduled Event
  • Users can schedule gameplay sessions with friends
  • Dailymotion has been added to Live from PlayStation
  • Other players’ shared activities appear in your activities

There’s a trailer too, showcasing the features, for the more visual among us.

About Josh Price

Josh Price is a writer who probably spends too many hours of the day playing video games. At some point he decided to put the two together to (hopefully) great effect. He also wrote some fiction. You should check that out if you're into such things, which you should be. Reading is FUNdamental.

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