Sony is set to roll out a new beta for the PlayStation 4 – Codename MUSASHI

Looks like Sony is about to roll out a new beta for the PlayStation 4, which will add new features to the console. Codenamed “Musashi”, yes like in Brave Fencer Musashi, the new update will be rolled out tomorrow, 3.2.2016. Only those who have signed up and were selected will be able to download the beta, so be sure to check your emails.

So what new features will be added with Musashi? New features that will let you interact with your frieds and gamer alike, such as a friend online notification ability, scheduled events (useful for setting up playdates), as well as being able to see what games that people in a party can see. This also will let you join their game or even start one and invite them to it.

Read on to see what else is being added in the beta update, however it still doesn’t look like the ability to change your PSN ID, or the region change option isn’t part of this update.

  • 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.
  • Remote Play (PC/Mac) – We’re bringing PS4 Remote Play to Windows PC and Mac. This feature won’t be available to test in the beta, but you can look forward to it soon.
  • Dailymotion – With this update, you’ll be able to live stream directly to Dailymotion on PS4. We’ll also support archiving live broadcasts, like we do for other streaming services.

Source: PlayStation Blog

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