Play Share’s 60 Minute Cap is Not a Problem

"If you haven’t heard the news by now, the new Play Share feature announced during Sony‘s Gamescom press conference is coming packaged with a 60 minute cap. Some gamers are not happy about this, but I don’t see any problem."

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johndoe112111432d ago

"Imagine a world where there was no cap as to how long you could take over your friend’s game through Play Share. Potentially, your friend could put the controller down and head outside while you play his game endlessly, with no reason to actually buy it yourself."

This comment right here says it all. Gamers today have become so spoiled and privileged that they just don't seem to understand that should we get everything we wanted, the gaming industry would crash.

Had they not capped this feature then game sales would drop significantly and if that happens what do people think will happen to our beloved pastime? Airtight games and crytek anyone?

4logpc1432d ago (Edited 1432d ago )

The thing is though, if the sessions are unlimited, why have a cap to begin with. Sure games might be interrupted, but people will just abuse it and start another session if it means they dont have to purchase the game and save $60.

Either the session will be shortened or cap will be removed all together.

domford19811432d ago

Yes but potentially, the game owner could just leave their PS4 on if they were out and leave a friend play it all day, which isn't really great for the industry as previously mentioned. I totally understand the 60 minute cap.

If you are playing with a friend for more than an hour, just pause/save and start another session, simples.

ForgottenProphecy1432d ago

The owner of the game would have to allow the guest access to the game every 60 minutes. The point is to stop the owner from simply leaving and allowing the guest play endlessly.

Spotie1432d ago

Having a cap kinda forces people to be interactive. As the others have said, you can't just hand over the controls and leave for the day.

Pogmathoin1432d ago

This is something you would expect from MS. They would get hammered here too if they did it like that...... Hypocrisy at its best.....

ForgottenProphecy1432d ago

I agree, if MS tried this, N4G would attack them. However, personally, I defended Sony in my article and I'll defend Microsoft follows suit. Fanboys will be fanboys.

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slinky1234561432d ago

I expected some sort of cap. And you get 10 keys. That's 10 hours for friends, which is a lot of time for something they didn't purchase.

I'm happy with this opportunity. I have friends that buy games I want to play with them, and the other way around, and sometimes the friend that went out to buy the game for the other was disappointed. So, I'm happy they can test it out to see if the co-op is worth it before both buy into it.

ForgottenProphecy1432d ago

There are an unlimited number of "keys". You may be thinking of Far Cry 4's multiplayer

slinky1234561431d ago

Ohhhh, Yes you're right. That is what I mean.

ps4fanboy1432d ago

such a awesome feature , hell , i'd be happy even if it was less , so 60mins is way cool! thank you sony!