Sony has announced a new system software update for the PS4 which is set to go live tomorrow. This update adds several important new features including the highly requested Remote Play for PC/Mac.
Remote Play for PC/Mac will go live tomorrow along with this update. You can download the software for Remote Play on PC from here once the update goes live. Here is the resolution and frame rate supported by the Remote Play on PC.
- Resolution options: 360p, 540p, 720p (Default: 540p)
- Frame rate : Standard (30fps), High (60fps) (Default: Standard)
Remote Play will be compatible with Windows 8.1. Windows 10 or later. OS X 10.10 and OS X 10.11. There is no official support for Remote Play on Windows 7.
In addition to this, the new update will contain the following major features.
New Social Features
On your Profile tab, we’ve added a new option called ‘Online Status.’ From here, you can choose to ‘Appear Offline.’ This could be useful if you want to play games or watch movies without your friends knowing you’re online. You can designate if you would like to appear offline when you log-in or at any time from your Profile, or by holding down the PS Button on DualShock 4 to bring up the Quick Menu.
Friend Online Notification
Now you can choose to get notified when your friends come online. To receive notifications, select a player on your friends list, press Options, and select ‘Notify When Online.’
User Scheduled Event
On the Events tab, we’re adding the ability to schedule gameplay sessions with your friends. Just select ‘Create Event,’ and you’ll be able to make an invitation for an upcoming gameplay session. Choose the day, time, game, and send it off to your friends. When your event starts, users who registered will automatically be added to a party so you can start playing right away.
You can also share an event to a group, or a community that you’re a member of. Once shared, the event will be sent as a message, or posted to a community wall, and members can register from there
This feature allows all members of a Party to see what each person is playing so that you can easily join a friend’s game, or start a new game together.
In addition to the firmware update, Sony will also release a new update for the PlayStation App on Android and iOS.