PlayStation 4 Closed Beta Update Starts Tomorrow

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If you’re part of the beta program for Sony’s PlayStation 4 gaming console, you should be receiving an email soon providing you with some instructions on how to download the 3.50 version update. It’s a closed beta which starts rolling out tomorrow and MUSASHI (codename for update) is one of those major software updates. Even if you’re not part of the closed beta, you still may want to know what this update consists of and we’re here to tell you just that.

The update includes new social features such as:

  • Friend Online Notification – Want to know the moment your friends come online? With this update, you can, as we’ve added an option to be notified when members of your friends list sign on the network.
  • Appear Offline – Sometimes you want to play a game or watch a movie without being bothered by friends. Now it’s easier to go incognito as we’ve added the option to appear offline. You can designate if you would like to appear offline when you log-in or at any time from your Profile or the Quick Menu.
  • User Scheduled Event – Time for a play date! We’ve added the ability to schedule a future gameplay session with your friends on the system. When your event starts, users who registered for the event will automatically be added to a party so you can start playing right away.
  • Play Together – This features 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.

There are two more parts to this update, and one of them we spoke about back in November about remote play coming to Mac and PC. Keep in mind that remote play will not be available to test in the beta, but is coming soon. Not that we haven’t waited about 4 months for it to come out. The last part of this update is Dailymotion which allows you to live stream directly to Dailymotion on PS4. This will also support archiving live broadcast footage as is currently available with other streaming services.

Are you part of the PlayStation 4 beta program? Are you excited to see these updates come to the console? Tell us what you think in the comments below or on Google+, Facebook, or Twitter.

  Source: Playstation Blog
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