PlayStation Blog announced that the next PlayStation 4 update, 3.50 (a.k.a MUSASHI), will allow Remote Play on PC and Mac. Sadly, this feature will not be included in the beta testing, which starts tomorrow. Nonetheless, those lucky enough to get into the beta will get to experience a host of social features that will drive connectivity on the console. A few of the features revealed, besides the Remote Play, are live streaming to Dailymotion, User Scheduled Event (essentially an in-console event planner that will notify when an event starts), and a Play Together feature that allows members of a party to see what each person is playing.
Clearly the updates are focused on multiplayer/social aspects, which will be nice, but have left some players a bit frustrated. Being able to change your PSN ID for one would have been a nice little change. It’s been on a lot of gamer’s wish list for a while and each day it doesn’t get included is just a little stab to the heart, especially because it’s such a simple function. Another aspect that players have been keeping their fingers crossed for is the inclusion of a folder or library management system. The UI can get really cluttered when you have a long list of games from the PlayStation Store or even just a lot of photos.
Hopefully PlayStation will announce such practical patches soon, but until then players will at least be able to appear offline, another one of the features MUSASHI will include.