Beta for PlayStation 4’s 3.50 Update Starts Soon – Key Features Detailed

Posted by John Koller on Mar 01, 2016 // Vice President, PlayStation Brand Marketing, SCEA:

Our beta program for PlayStation 4’s next major system software update, version 3.50 (codenamed MUSASHI), kicks off tomorrow. If you signed up for the beta and were selected, keep an eye on your email for instructions on downloading.

Regardless of whether you’re in the beta, we wanted to detail some of the key features we’re adding to PS4 in this update. We’re making it easier to play together with friends and adding the ability to appear offline when you’d rather play solo.

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Majin-vegeta1375d ago (Edited 1375d ago )

Appear offline and friend notificAtions...nice.

Now just give me EXT HDD option.

Having 400+ friends is gonna be a pain in the arse xD.

Liqu1d1375d ago

You can choose which friends you'll get notifications for.

SniperControl1375d ago

More importantly.

Remote Play (PC/Mac) – We’re bringing PS4 Remote Play to Windows PC and Mac. This feature won’t be available to test in the beta, but you can look forward to it soon.

Wow, massive new feature.

ZaWarudo1375d ago

I've been wanting an appear offline option since the PS3 days. I'm very happy right now.

Summons751375d ago

agreed, especially since I use netflex or youtube when I'm going to bed and someone will get one and send a chat invite right when I am falling asleep.

DivineAssault 1375d ago

That would be nice.. I really hope they do that at some point because i have a TB and am deleting games at times for others.. I could just as easily buy a bigger HDD and install it myself but its not as convenient. Even Wii U has external HDD support so i dont see why it cant be an added feature..

Theme customization would be nice too.

UKmilitia1375d ago

i have 500gb launch ps4 and have played nearly every game released on ps4 and i still have plenty of space.
external support be great but i hate the fact usb is onfront of console.

DivineAssault 1375d ago (Edited 1375d ago )

UKmilitia, you gotta be kidding me.. I have like 25 games not to mention all the free ps plus stuff and my storage is full.. I need to upgrade soon because ive deleted around 5 games just to have space for new ones.

Lets just say my games average at 20GB each (and thats being nice!) Thats 500GB already.. Boom! You havent played nearly every game w/o having to delete..

UnHoly_One1375d ago

He didn't say he didn't have to delete anything.


OB1Biker1375d ago

I frequently delete games I don't play for a while. It's no big deal with a disc copy and takes a few minutes to reinstall and play where you left it.
Now if people are all digital it's probably problematic.

RedDevils1374d ago

At the rate you're using I bet with 100tb you will still manage to make sure there no space left lol

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ShadowKnight1375d ago (Edited 1375d ago )

And PS4 remote play on PC. Great news

darthv721375d ago

Remote play on Windows PC... will it work for W7, W8/8.1 or require W10?

Hairy Chewie1375d ago

All of the above is likely.

generic-user-name1375d ago

Does anyone know if beta participants have been notified yet? I've still got nothing

Back-to-Back1375d ago

Friend notification and appear offline are great additions. Sometimes I feel like playing alone and dont want to be spammed to hell by party and game invites.

Cryptcuzz1375d ago

That is the feature I am looking forward to most.
I often go home from work, make something to eat and turn on Netflix to unwind a little.

My friends are oblivious or something that I am on Netflix and just spam away until I join or ignore the invite for the hundredth time FML.

Phunkydiabetic11375d ago

Great additions indeed. It only took 2 years to implement it. And that was AFTER the PS3 had it for years. GOOOOOOO SONY!

Fatal-Aim1375d ago

Mac and PC remote play? Wow....

Its like every major answer Microsoft makes to get ahead, it seems Sony is right there to take the wind out of their sail.

darthv721375d ago

now all Sony needs to do to be just like Ms is release some of their games on PC. God of War and Uncharted in glorious 4k res on the PC. that's gonna happen.

FACTUAL evidence1375d ago

Appear offline!? Sweet! I feel Sony is one step closer to psn ID change feature....cmon Sony you can do it!

TheBrit1375d ago

soon SOME of you guys will have the Xbox One that you claimed you would never buy / support if you keep getting all of these features.......... :)

MRMagoo1231374d ago (Edited 1374d ago )

You mean the ps4 is being downgraded ? I didn't see that in the beta info odd.

ooh I see you were being a bad troll .....

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Hoffmann1375d ago

Now thats enthusiastic.

Bahamut1374d ago (Edited 1374d ago )

So, in regards to remote play, considering it's going to be through the PC... I'll be able to use my Xbox One controller? Ha. If so, that's different. But I'm totally going to do it... not that I don't love my Dualshock 4.

I-Hate-usernames1375d ago

Good thing that they are listening to their fans. We need folders now sony.

nosferatuzodd1375d ago

I was about to say the same thing..

Summons751375d ago

Folders or a Pin system and a better library where demos don't show up as owned games...

Outsider-G1374d ago (Edited 1374d ago )

I think it's a possibility that folders will be added in 3.50. Sony only mentioned the key features so there could be more in the firmware update. Here's hoping..

Tripl3seis1375d ago (Edited 1375d ago )

I need external hdd support that's what I'm waiting for nice update btw.