More Details on How SharePlay Works

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Shuhei Yoshida spoke with Weekly Famitsu about some of the details on how SharePlay will work and its features. 

Basically the player’s PS4 when SharePlay is activated will stream out the game and the viewer watching the stream will be able to control the game similar to PlayStation Now. “How it works is, for example, say, a friend has a game that I don’t. I ask them to let me play it, and if they send me an invitation, I can access their PS4 and play while watching the video that is streamed. You could call it a mini PlayStation Now, ” said Shuhei Yoshida.  Of course most PS4 games will be compatible unless they use the PlayStation camera. meaning developers will not have to do anything special for a game to work as long as the game uses the Dualshock 4.

A cool feature mentioned is the ability for the person playing a game using SharePlay to have the ability to keep the save data so if they buy the game they will be able pick up where they left off. Yoshida explained, “You can save your save data to your own account, so if you like a game you played via SharePlay, you can buy it for yourself and continue where you left off. Or, if you get stuck in a game, or there’s an enemy or stage you find difficult, you could hand over the reins to a friend for those areas.”

SharePlay will be available on the PlayStation 4 in the Fall when system update 2.0 is released.

Source: Kotaku and Famitsu

 

Written by Michael Cwick

Michael Cwick

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  • Jahonius

    This is the game changer.

    This is something that PC games, no matter how much money they pour into building the rig cannot do

  • Keith Dunn

    We were so excited by this feature during the console reveal and here it comes! WOO-HOO!!!

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      Keith Dunn Naa Naa Naa

  • IceSamurai Dono

    I want chat to be live and be able to pass the controller to me friend when watching Netflix lol. …i can dream.