PS4 Update 3.50 Adds Ability to Check PSN Status in Settings, Beta Invites Going Out

March 2, 2016 Written by Jason Dunning

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With invites for the PlayStation 4 firmware update 3.50 beta now being sent out in Europe, new details have been revealed thanks to a leaked image.

Here’s a list of the other features you’ll find in 3.50, including the ability to check the PSN’s status on your PS4:

  • You can now send event or party invitations to groups or communities.
  • You can now share other players’ activities. In [What’s New], for example, select an activity to share and then select (Share Activity).
  • Depending on the content, verified account are now displayed on the content info screen so that you can follow the accounts more easily.
  • PlayStation Network service status can now be checked by selecting (Settings) > (Network) > (View Status of PlayStation Network Services).
  • Notification messages are no longer displayed when Friends join parties. You can change the setting in (Settings) > (Notifications) > (When Friends Join a Party).
  • All users of a certain age or older can now play games offline by creating a sub account, even without a master account holder’s permission. Use of all features normally available to sub account users requires a master account holder to sign in to PlayStation Network and approve use of the features.
  • More features now support accessibility

Since it’s a beta, keep in mind that some of these features are subject to change when 3.50 becomes widely available in the future.

If you’re accepted for the beta, don’t forget that PC Remote Play won’t be available.

[Source: Wario64 (Twitter), NeoGAF (1), (2)]