Sony has today confined that their new PlayStation 4 Share Play feature will be limited to 60 minute play sessions, but there is no limit to the number of times Share Play can be used. Allowing you to restart iShare Play at the end of 60 minutes to continue play.
The new PlayStation 4 Share Play feature will be rolling out in the PlayStation 4 upcoming 2.0 system update, and Sony has confirmed in an interview at this years Gamescon 2014 event in Cologne.
The new Share Play features was unveiled during Sony’s Gamescom press conference earlier this week, but the new time limited is a little bit of a disappointment for gamers. SCE Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida explains a little more on how the Share Play feature will function.
“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.”
However the time lapse between the stages was not explained, or whether the owner will need to be next to their console to grant access when a friend would like to play a game via Share Play. As more information comes to light we will keep you updated. Share Play will be coming to PlayStation 4 consoles as part of the upcoming PlayStation 4 update v2.00, which is set to be released by Sony during this years fall. Sony explains :
“PlayStation 4 will create an online local co-op experience by allowing you to invite a friend to join your game—even when they don’t own a copy of it. With this first-of-its-kind feature, you’ll be able to play games with a friend just as if you were together in the same room.
Let’s say that with games… you’ll be able to invite your friend online to play against the Miami Heat for the championship as the San Antonio Spurs in NBA2K, tackle the challenging Towerfall Ascension Quest Mode together, or aide, heal, and protect you as Igniculus in Child of Light’s local co-op mode.
With Share Play, you can even jump into a game to assist a friend. For example, if there is part of a game that you can’t quite finish, you can invite a friend to take over your controls. Like handing over the controller to a friend on your couch, your screen will be shared as your friend gets through the part of the game that has been giving you trouble”