Has EA blocked PS4 function in Madden 15?


Inquiries on the web have brought up the possibility that Share Play has been disabled for the PlayStation 4 version of Madden 15.

Early indications from EA’s Answer HQ beta indicate that quite a few Madden players have recently lost their ability to Share Play their games with friends. Specifically, the issue appears to be one of content restriction, with one user rcworst quoting the standard Share Play disclaimer, as follows:

Viewing the game screen that the host is currently playing is not allowed due to content restrictions in your county or region. If the host starts a game that you can view, the game screen will be displayed.

This error only appears when the developer has placed a restriction on all or part of a game OR when the host is accessing the PS4’s main menu.

Internally, we at PSU have attempted using Share Play with Madden 15 from within the intercontinental United States, and we’ve been greeted with the message indicated above, which stayed on the screen as the host moved from the PS4’s main menu into Madden 15. Going further, we were also unable to hand off game control to the viewer. We even tried to have the viewer leave and reenter the Share Play stream, and the same message as above popped up on the screen, refraining from showing the game being played to the viewer.

No formal statement has been announced as of yet, but the most recent report on Answer HQ spots this issue beginning last Saturday, Jan. 28. A side note to this is that in the same chain includes a similar post from Nov. 13 of last year by user JonasNightengale, so the issue with Share Play may be temporary. Until we know for sure, the best that can be done is to wait until either the feature returns or EA or Sony issue a formal statement on the matter.

Take to the comments below and let us know if you’re experiencing the same issues, including if there are any possible regional or other stipulations to your scenarios that differ from our trial and error.