PC, Mac remote play coming to Sony's PS4 in update 3.50

MANILA, Philippines – Last November, Sony's Shuhei Yoshida teased that PlayStation 4 (PS4) owners would eventually be able to play their PS4 games remotely on a PC or Mac computer.

It looks like that day is fast approaching, as the patch notes for the beta version of PS4 system update 3.50 promise remote play when the system update formally launches.

The PS4 3.50 system update, which should now be available to test for those who signed up for the beta program, will come with a host of new social features.

While beta testers won't be given a shot at remote play, they can test the ability to get notifications when friends sign on to the network, the ability to appear offline to others, the ability to schedule future gameplay sessions with friends (and pre-form parties ahead of the event), and the ability to see what other party members are playing so you can join in on the fun.

Aside from PC and Mac remote play functionality, the 3.50 system update also promises Dailymotion support for those who want to live stream directly to the service using the PS4. According to Sony, it will also support live broadcast archiving, as it does for other streaming services.

Here's to hoping the computer specifications needed to engage in remote play won't be too heavy. Till then, gamers will likely be eagerly waiting for the release date of PS4 system update 3.50. Rappler.com

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