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Submitted by Yo Mama 276d ago | news

PS4 Sharing Digital Content FAQ

How PS4 digital sharing works, and more (PS4)

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Godchild1020  +   276d ago
That's just for one console. How about for those of us that have 2 consoles in the same house?

Edit: You can use up to 2 systems concurrently: the system activated as your "primary" PS4™ system, and one other system.
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mandf  +   276d ago
It says and I quote " one primary system and on concurent system." Same as this gen
Godchild1020  +   276d ago
I got that when I clicked the second tab. The one that says "Playing on other PS4 systems when you are not home."
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AliTheSnake1  +   276d ago
"Games you purchase can be downloaded and played on any PS4™ system if you sign in to PSN℠. There is no limit on the number of systems you can use. * Only YOU can start games that you download."

GODDAMN IT. No more Sharing :(
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mandf  +   276d ago
It says and I quote " one primary system and on concurrent system." Same as this gen edit i was typing then you editted lol double post sorry that kind of night
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KUV1977  +   276d ago
It's actually not the same as this gen. On the second console only the owner of the digital content will be able to launch it. Other accounts can not start those games. However, on PS4 up to 4 accounts can be logged in simultaneously. Maybe this would be a work-around.

Game-Sharing in the way it was abused seems to be over. For households with multiple PS4s this may be inconvenient.
mandf  +   276d ago
I do believe you are wrong. although maybe you are right edit your are wrong it is 2 system activations and the primary user does not have to sign in. It's all there in the faq
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KUV1977  +   276d ago
"Games you purchase can be downloaded and played on any PS4™ system if you sign in to PSN℠. There is no limit on the number of systems you can use. * Only you can start games that you download."

The last sentence does not sound like another account can start a game like it is now on PS3. The owner does not have to be logged in on the primary console, but on other consoles only he can start a game he owns. So you can play the game on two systems, even at the same time, but on the console of a friend, the friend account can not start the game and earn trophies in it, unless the 4 concurrend signins can be used in a way that the owner-account is logged in and starts the game but another account can then go on and play it, which I don't believe.

The game-sharing was not an intended feature. It was meant so that you could play games when on another console. It was however abused in a way that a game was bought once and then 'owned' by first 5, later 2 people. This is not in the interest of publishers. I believe the new system tries to fix this.
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yewles1  +   276d ago
@mandf

Incorrect, not what it says at all.

"You can use up to 2 systems 'CONCURRENTLY':"

"Only 'YOU' can start games that you download."

The original account needs to be activated and the game started by said original in order for others to play.
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Mr_Writer85  +   275d ago
@Yewles

You are muddling up the two statements.

The whole 'only YOU' thing is about playing the games on say a 3rd or 4th PS4.

The second is saying you have two PS4's that are a 'primary' console which says in the section before that it says you can play the game on any profile on the PS4.
KUV1977  +   275d ago
Now I get you. You suppose one can have multiple systems designated as being 'primary'. That would certainly fix the home-situation but I believe you can only have one primary console. It says 'your primary console' not 'your primary consoleS'. This way the app knows where to download your purchases to and the VITA knows to which console to connect. Shuhei Yoshida already confirmed that there is no pairing necessary between VITA and PS4. This would be much more difficult if you had multiple primary consoles. However I would not complain if that was the case. Let's wait and see. Maybe someone could ask Yoshida-San via twitter if multiple primary consoles are possible.
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rambi80  +   275d ago
for once the fine print makes me happy. Totally missed it.
evilbart  +   276d ago
Well that's great to hear my brother lives in Canada and we buy digital and share so glad this feature works with ps4
KUV1977  +   276d ago
Not necessarily: "Games you purchase can be downloaded and played on any PS4™ system if you sign in to PSN℠. There is no limit on the number of systems you can use. * Only you can start games that you download." Unless you also share an account, or simultaneous login will be sufficient (which it very well may be).
thehitman  +   276d ago
Think that how it is already on ps3. Not really sure since the last time I actually tested it since they might have changed the policies but I use to share content w/ my friend who lived across the street from me all we had to do was keep his PSN account on my PS3 and vice versa for giving him stuff. I could dl anything he purchased and use it on my account like it was mine.

Probably only online games will be affected since you need to login w/ the psn account to play online but I think that even has changed w/ Sony adding multiple psn accounts for co-op playing online.
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KUV1977  +   276d ago
Exactly, right now you just need to have his account on your console. The text, hoiwever, explicitly states, that only the owner of the content will be able to launch it. Maybe with the ability to aign 4 accounts in at a time, the owner-account can start it and the other account can earn trophies, but to me it sounds more like other accounts can not really do anything with the game, without the original owner being the active acount.

In regard to other systems:
"Games you purchase can be downloaded and played on any PS4™ system if you sign in to PSN℠. There is no limit on the number of systems you can use. * Only you can start games that you download."
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stuna1  +   276d ago
What I think the difference will be applied will be those with PS+, meaning that will be the determining factor as far as how restrictive digitally downloaded content can be shared. From my understanding I don't think PS+ can be shared over more than two consoles simultaneously, but digital content bought outside of PS+ can be shared unlimitedly if you own the game, and could probably be played on any PS4.

Note that this is just my assumption, and should in noway be taken as me stating a fact.
nevin1  +   276d ago
lol, this stuff is crazy.
GentlemenRUs  +   276d ago
Though can you use 2 Vita systems on one PS4 for remote share?

I was thinking on letting my younger brother link his Vita up to my PS4 so he can play the games from his Vita.
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Darrius Cole  +   276d ago
What do you do if somebody steals you primary system?
SaffronCurse  +   276d ago
You can deactivate that system on Sony's account management website or you can call CS and ask them to deactivate it.
HugoDrax  +   276d ago
Yeap that's exactly what I did for my backwards compatible metal gear PS3 that was stolen from me...bastards!! Oh well they can keep it because in 3 weeks 11/15 I'll be upgrading lol
My_precious  +   276d ago
i dont care about sharing stuff, all i need is the ability to login multi account in the same system, this will make my trophy hunt life alot easier for some online trophy require boost partner
Majin-vegeta  +   276d ago
Really boost for trophies??
Campy da Camper  +   276d ago
Lol I know. I am a trophy whore and will make one hundred plates of spaghetti in a game but I always do them legitimately. No boosting and no Hanna Montana. I did play terminator for the easy plat, though. (Hangs head)
My_precious  +   275d ago
yeah, good luck with these old game where you have spent a century to find a partner to play with
KUV1977  +   275d ago
But how would that help. There are very few split screen games right now and I doubt that will change much. So logging in 4 people on one console will not magically give you the ability to boost online-trophies in front of one console.

I am also not boosting or even using guides, but to each his own. A trophy-list is a reflection of how you like to play games. Some like to platinum everything no matter the cost, some like to play the games without any form of help and some don't care about trophies at all. I think this reflective quality is among the nicest thing about the trophy-system.
ACEMANWISE  +   275d ago
I do not like to be controlled with things I buy. That is why buying is more expensive than renting.
nmeyers  +   275d ago
So it is saying that if one account on my primary ps4 has PS+ than all other accounts on that ps4 get PS+ as well? Just clarifying that I read it correctly.
lxBlack_Venomxl  +   275d ago
Does anyone know how many systems it can be shared with?
PS3 had like 4 and went to like just 2 systems
(Yours and that other person)
wantedboys  +   275d ago
you share as many system user as you want but 2 can play at the same time primary which is yours and other secondary one which is ur friends

read the ign it well explained

http://www.ign.com/articles...
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TheBrownBandito  +   275d ago
Bubble up.

Thanks, that clears it up nicely. :)
lxBlack_Venomxl  +   275d ago
Awesome, thanks
NewAgeisHere  +   275d ago
So can I share a digitally bought game with another friend like I did on PS3 or not?
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14Feb-R  +   275d ago
This article is like a puzzle. From what I understand .

You create an account 》Make it primary for your ps4 》buy battlefield 4》All the users in the primary ps4 will be able to play it and use ps+.

You can give the account to a friend and his ps4 will be the secondary console 》he can play all the games for free . ProvE : " though only one of these secondary consoles will be able to play a title at any given time and you'll have to tell them your password so they can log in. "

There is a new feature wbere you can download bf4 on any ps4 as long you sign in to the the account. Its like taking your disc to a friend...

Hope that helped...
NewAgeisHere  +   275d ago
No I need to know if I can still buy a digital game and share and play it with another friend.....if that's no longer possible then there's really no point in buying digital.
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14Feb-R  +   275d ago
Yes you can . Prove is this :" though only one of these secondary consoles will be able to play a title at any given time and you'll have to tell them your password so they can log in. "

Im still not 100% sure because the article is confusing.

Yoshida confirmed it too awhile ago on twitter.

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