Playstation’s 3.50 update will hit the console in the coming hours, bringing with it a whole host of new and exciting features, slowly creating the ultimate super console that does everything that we can ever imagine. While we wait for it to get that good, the 3.50 update is introducing some great features that will certainly affect the way you can use the console. Let’s take a look at some of the best features of the update.
1. Friend Online Notification
There have been so many times playing on the Playstation, coming to an end of a long session on Call of Duty or Destiny that I head back to the menu ready to turn the console off, only to see that a friend is on playing the same game and I didn’t even know they were on! Now while this may say something about my friendship groups communication, a little notification to let me know they are online is a great little addition to the console, and something that I already love about the Xbox One. You will be able to choose which friends you would like to be notified about so will be able to avoid a constant swarm of notifications if it’s just the one mate you want to know about.
2. Appear Offline
From a feature that celebrates gaming together we can jump straight to one that values that much-needed solo play. Every gamer, no matter how social will go though a phase of wanting to kick back and just play a game solo. There is nothing wrong with it, but if you are like me, you will feel bad if your mates can see you online but you seem to be ignoring them. Well, now Playstation have finally answered the call and added an option to appear offline. Again, this is a feature that has been implemented on the Xbox for a while, but it’s great to see the feature on the Playstation as well.
3. Remote Play on PC & Mac
With the TV becoming attached to so many devices, the ability to remote play is a cool feature that has already been adapted by Sony, allowing you to stream the PS4 to the Vita. While it’s great to play around with, ultimately the small screen and awkward controls just don’t cut it most of the time. The announcement that you will be able to stream to a PC or Mac is great news to those remote play pioneers out there and is a great technical achievement that we are very keen to check out.
3.5 PSN Status
While I don’t want to give this feature its own full point, I wanted to mention it as something that will help save PS4 users a lot of time. PSN can be a right pain in the arse and most of us normally head over to the laptop to see the status of the network when it’s not working the way it should. This nice little feature should save everyone a bit of time when the PSN inevitably has issues.
The 3.50 update has a load more features that you should check out, I have just covered some of my personal highlights above. Check out the video below and go to the Playstation Blog to find out the full list.
Do you agree with our list? Let us know what features you are most looking forward to in the comments below!