Gamescom 2014 News

How PS4 SharePlay works

The new SharePlay feature, announced during Gamescom and coming to PS4 in System Software update v2.00, sounds great, but what does it actually do and how does it work?

Well, Sony Shuhei Yoshida’s has come to the rescue to clear up any possible confusion about the way in which players will be able to share their games later this year.

Speaking to Famitsu, via Kotaku, Yoshida breaks it down, explaining that SharePlay is a means of allowing you to remotely play a friend’s PS4 game even if you don’t own that title.

"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," he explains.

Yoshida confirms that any game that uses a DualShock 4 works with SharePlay and users who jump into games that they don’t own will still be able to save their progress on their own account. What’s important to note is that you cannot play or use your PS4 for anything else while you have given access of your console a friend.

Sounds great, eh?