For those of you who may have been waiting for the ability to play PS4 titles on your Mac – following Sony announcing the feature back in November, the good news is that tomorrow is that day …
Starting Wednesday, players will be able to take advantage of Sony’s enhanced “Remote Play” feature to stream their already purchased PS4 titles to either their Mac or PC.
“Once it’s released, Remote Play will let PS4 owners use DualShock 4 controllers to play PS4 games from the Mac as long as you have the proper setup,” reports Hall.
As for what that means in the real world? … Well, if you have a Mac running either OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) or 10.11 (El Capitan), or own a Windows PC on 8.1 or 10 – you’re covered.
“You can use one DualShock 4 as the controller for Remote Play, which needs to be connected to your PC [or] Mac via a USB cable,” Sony says.
The new support will arrive as part of System Software Update 3.50, codenamed “MUSASHI,” expected to go live in the coming hours.
Enhanced ‘Remote Play’ support isn’t the only new addition you will find in the forthcoming update, however. The update will also bring with it a number of other features, too, including:
On your Profile tab, we’ve added a new option called ‘Online Status.’ From here, you can choose to ‘Appear Offline.’ This could be useful if you want to play games or watch movies without your friends knowing you’re online.
You can designate if you would like to appear offline when you log-in or at any time from your Profile, or by holding down the PS Button on DualShock 4 to bring up the Quick Menu.
Friend Online Notification
Now you can choose to get notified when your friends come online. To receive notifications, select a player on your friends list, press Options, and select ‘Notify When Online.’
User Scheduled Event
On the Events tab, we’re adding the ability to schedule gameplay sessions with your friends. Just select ‘Create Event,’ and you’ll be able to make an invitation for an upcoming gameplay session. Choose the day, time, game, and send it off to your friends.
When your event starts, users who registered will automatically be added to a party so you can start playing right away.
You can also share an event to a group, or a community that you’re a member of. Once shared, the event will be sent as a message, or posted to a community wall, and members can register from there.
This feature allows all members of a Party to see what each person is playing so that you can easily join a friend’s game, or start a new game together.
Look out for the update dropping Wednesday 4/6.
/ The Verge (h/t)
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