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Why PS4 Share Play Will Revolutionize The Way We Play Games Forever

"PlayStation's community members should really start getting very excited about the upcoming 2.0 firmware update for PlayStation 4 as it features something so special, we believe it will change the way we play games forever." PS4.sx

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Frankskint839d ago

This is definitely going to be a game changer. I hope Sony extends the play time beyond 60 minutes.

jujubee88839d ago

You can loop it infinite amount of time and generate no time limit. Only thing is the prompt after 60 will obv still be a drag.

alvinmiller92839d ago

So wait was is the difference between this and remote play? Sounds like the same thing to me or am i missing something?

Deividas839d ago

@alvinmiller92

Your friend, across the country, can play a game you own and he doesnt, on his own PS4...

colonel179839d ago

"You can loop it INFINITE amount of time and generate no time limit."

So why put the time limit in the first place?

SoapShoes839d ago

Obviously for legal issues with publishers and such. If they allowed it unlimited with no time limit they wouldn't like it. This way it's kind of the same thing as a liability sign in a business telling you they aren't responsible for your loss. It's just to cover them but let you loophole around it.

jujubee88839d ago

@colonel179: Perhaps, because the system is being used over the network and the only thing worse then you having the thing on idle and not knowing is some scenario where your friend had the thing on idle.

So imagine you had the PS4 on for 16 hours and you didn't even know it, but meanwhile some guy on your friends list that you let borrow it on monday is totally hiking up your electricity bill and possibly even ruining your PS4 by having it on so long.

Again, it wont really happen to anyone here who plays on their system and knows to pay attention to it but more casual PS4 users who'd use this feature on a whim might not be aware that this could happen.. So, maybe that's why Sony implemented this.

ABizzel1838d ago

To those complaining about the 60 minute time limit and invitation, my guess is you've never shared your Netflix account with someone, only to have those greedy friends block you from your own subscription because they want to watch the same time you're watching.

This 60 minute log on, is so those greedy people can't block you from using your console whenever you want.

spacedelete838d ago

yeah this sharing system is going to get abused. even i'm planning on doing it with my brother now when he buys a sports game for example FIFA and we can play matches against each other and the time limit would be pointless as FIFA doesn't have a storyline or anything. it means i don't have to buy a sports game as i can just use this sharing feature.

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amyortega131839d ago (Edited 839d ago )

The feature is great however i don't see it being a game changer for the fact that you can only share your games with friends for only 60 minutes. I would like Sony to reconsider this and extend it to possibly 3-4 hours minimum for this to be revolutionary.

MrDreadnought839d ago

You can loop and continue where you left off.

Prince-Ali839d ago

you can do it as many times as you want, so its quite fine

spacedelete838d ago

this feature is perfect for sports games as they are 2 players. 1 person essentially plays for free.

Funantic1839d ago

MS came up with this already. You remember when people rioted the idea. Now it's God sent. If MS brings this back they'll be accused stealing an idea. So ironic.

GTgamer839d ago (Edited 839d ago )

Go watch the February Sony Conference sweetie (^_^) do you remember that where Sony Announced SharePlay before MS even mentioned their version soooooooooo (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻ shut up already.

medman839d ago

Microsoft comes up with alot of things they never deliver on.... the idea you're talking about was one people loved, but being Microsoft it came with ALOT of other baggage people couldn't get behind and support. Stop being so melodramatic, it's a bit pathetic.

Volkama838d ago (Edited 838d ago )

Microsoft's family sharing more about sharing of digital licenses (probably, they never went into detail).

This is screen sharing/streaming.

If this is successful Microsoft will be able to implement it in relatively quick time. And saying they copied it will be fair. But sharing the full license would be a bigger "game changer" than this if it was ever really an option.

Fatal-Aim838d ago

@ Funantic1

you are so butt hurt.

MS had nothing of a kind. they had it where you had to login with YOUR ACCOUNT on another XB1, and all of your games would pull up there - allowing you to play with family there.

Sony's share play doesn't allow you to login on another PlayStation for family or ANY friend to play your games. you simply send an invite and the link is made. this is how friends are able to join in on your game through THEIR OWN ACCOUNT.

MS solution basically had you lending out YOUR account to family and friends for a limited time. this is the oldest trick in the book, which you can also do with PlayStation Now and for infinite time. share play is far different.

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danniellelewis839d ago

This sounds just like PS Now, but with the op of playing PS4 games. A friend of mine is super rich, he's always getting games way before it's out in stores, the lucky MOFO, guess I know who i will be partnering up with for my try before you Shareplay bonanza :)

JackStraw838d ago

Clearly people don't understand what this is because this is nothing like PS Now or remote play.

Volkama838d ago

It is exactly like remote play. That is the closest and easiest to understand example of screen sharing for a PS4 owner.

It is also exactly like Team Viewer, and various other applications that let you "share" your PC screen with a remote user.

You will both see whatever the host PS4 is display, and you will both be able to use controller input.

JackStraw838d ago

^No it's not. If it was exactly like Remote Play, it would be Remote Play. Teamviewer isn't Remote Play.

jukins839d ago

Like psnow this feature will be limited by Internet quality. Can't wait to try it out though.

lisamorgan4839d ago (Edited 839d ago )

Get Verizon Fios problem solved. My online games are lighting fast on their network and no I do not work for them. I just think, the lag or internet quality issue isn't one that should be a major concern especially with the types of broadband speed available to gamers.

supes_24839d ago

Well Fios isn't available to everyone everywherer. Trust me, I want it but don't have the option for it yet. They haven't reached nationwide access yet.

jukins839d ago

no one internet service will be able to solve the latency issues. Unless both users happen to have google fiber. I have comcast and get 100+mbps and psnow still had a noticeable amount of input lag. I was purposely looking for lag so a casual gamer might not notice it. but like i said latency will be an issue no matter what.

jujubee88839d ago

My suggested specs for exploiting Playstations "cloud-like" features to the best of their ablities are:

-5 down/1 up internet
-ethernet (or powerline ethernet)
-If you don't have/want ethernet, just a good router that will work when you test it on PSNOW dashboard
-Don't play twitch reaction games bc the latency (probably) wont ever be the 1:1 you want it to be on native console(s).
-Know the system time limit(s) so you don't get a UI prompt that says "time up" etc. in a bad place/time of the game.

EdnaJones97839d ago (Edited 839d ago )

My only thing about this will be in the streaming quality, i can see some people complaining about this if it lags too much. Apart from that this is going to be dope.

Eonjay839d ago (Edited 839d ago )

Hopefully it is comparable to PSNow. The quality is definitely not an issue.

charliewong980839d ago

I really like the idea of playing a game where i can send my friends who don't have the game an invite to join me.

TKCMuzzer839d ago

Maybe, consider the fact that streaming quality will constantly be improving as the coding and tech advances along with the overall internet infrastructure.
In a few years it could be better qaulity and at the same time using less bandwidth, just like streaming movies compared to a couple of years back.

MeliMel839d ago

How is this revolutionary? It is interesting to say the least. The title had me real excited and came away, going, huh?

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