Upcoming PlayStation 4 firmware will allow PC and Mac remote play

first_imgOne of the key features of the PlayStation 4 is Remote Play. With it, players can play PS4 games on their PlayStation Vita, PlayStation TV, or Sony Xperia devices. This feature is about to expand to PCs and Macs thanks to an upcoming firmware update.Firmware 3.50, codenamed: Musashi, will bring this feature along with several others that have been asked for by PlayStation 4 users. Remote Play works by streaming PS4 gameplay to a device of the user’s choosing. After that, they can play PS4 games with a minimum amount of lag. This is a great alternative for those who may not be able to be in front of their Sony console to play games. Having Remote Play on PC and Mac gives players even more options.The big question that springs up from this feature is, can gamers use their DualShock 4 controllers to play PlayStation 4 games on their home computer? While there are some unofficial drivers out there that enable the DS4 to be used for PC gaming, not every game is compatible with Sony’s controllers. In order for Remote Play on PC and Mac to work effectively, Sony has to release official drivers that take advantage of DS4 features like rumble, gyroscope, and touchpad functionality.Other features of the firmware 3.50 update include Friend Online Notification, which will let you know when your friends sign on to PSN, the ability to appear offline in case you want to play games without being pestered, User Scheduled events, where you can schedule gaming events with friends, and the ability to share videos to DailyMotion. Further details can be found on the official PlayStation Blog.No word on when the firmware update will be available for everyone. Stay tuned for any updates as they are announced.last_img

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