Sony are planning to get themselves involved in the remote play functionality, by allowing PlayStation 4 players to play their games remotely on PC. This feature already exists on Xbox One with PC remote play, and PC owners must be overjoyed by the attention they’re getting on their computers.
The v3.50 update is due to start rolling out tomorrow for beta testers on the platform, but it won’t include the remote play functionality just yet. Sony says that it will come ‘soon’, but that isn’t too specific.
What v3.50 will offer PlayStation 4 players is the ability to receive notifications when friends come online, rather than having to check your friends list every five minutes like an obsessive stalker. You will also be able to set your profile to appear offline, if you want to enjoy your single player adventures and RPGs without any interference. Sony are also adding 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.
Another new feature will allow 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. Anyone already on Xbox One or 360 will be aware of how helpful this feature should be for PlayStation 4 gamers. Lastly, you will also be able to live stream directly to Dailymotion on PS4. Your videos will be archived similarly to other streaming services available on the platform.