Which PS4 games block Share Play?

Share Play is one of the PlayStation 4's most eye-catching features.

It's designed to let the player who owns the game, aka the host, virtually pass their controller to an online friend who doesn't own the game. As long as both players are PlayStation Plus subscribers, it should work.

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jackanderson19851536d ago

Activision caught out in a lie :O never Activision no i don't believe it????!?!?!?!

in all seriousness seems odd some games by certain publishers are blocked but then what would arguably be their well known titles aren't

Dramacydal1536d ago (Edited 1536d ago )

Lots of "Works fine". Title should be "Which PS4 games work with Share Play?"

If anyone really thinks there's some magic switch that's flicked (heh) to enable a public Internet fueled, remote host/client, compressed and optimized packet, refresh reliant feature...gaming has outgrown you.

Dramacydal1536d ago (Edited 1536d ago )

No need to. Maybe you should so you can actually comment?

EDIT: Or tell me when Gaikai started streaming gaming from consoles in players homes to other consoles in other players homes? I thought it was a game streaming service purchased by Sony, whose technology is used in PS Now, which streams games from controlled Sony servers to nodes connected to PSN.


Spotie1536d ago

Magical switch? What are you talking about? The hardware is already present; only the software was lacking.

Really, though, this is so... off that I don't quite know how to respond.

LordMaim1532d ago

In response to your comment above, November 15, 2013.

You may have missed the fact that Gaikai's technology was built into the PS4's hardware. They've been using it for Remote Play with the Vita since launch, well before the release of v2.0. That same technology is what drives the functionality of PS Now and Share Play.


Dramacydal1530d ago (Edited 1530d ago )

The same tech used since the PSP and PS3 and BEFORE Gaikai was purchased? Swing and a miss! It's ok. Hahahahaha!

You obviously missed the fact Gaikai's tech was NEVER built into the PS4. Thanks for the laugh still.

LordMaim1528d ago

@Dramacydal: No, it isn't the same technology, it's completely different. The previous remote play methodd was inferior, which was why Sony bought Gaikai in the first place. You obviously didn't do any research.

You shouldn't laugh while eating crow, in case you choke.

Dlacy13g1536d ago

I wont be shocked if we see more publishers blocking shareplay on newer games. I know the throngs of gamers hate to hear that but the publishers also probably hate hearing this notion of "I didn't have to buy the game and got to play the whole single player via my friends system". COD's 6hr single player game is a prime example of something Activision doesn't want to give away for free and could easily be experienced via share play.

Freeball1536d ago

Won't be shocked for most games not to support it for the first month of release, then allow it for the stragglers to try it out through a friend and earn potential buyers. Saves them the trouble of releasing a demo lol

Tiqila1536d ago

I miss the old times where you could simply lend your physical copy of a game to your friends. They could play through the single player campaign and give it back to you and it wasn't a problem at all.

GameDev11536d ago

Back then the game industry was very healthy, with developers complaining about AAA sales and AAA games being expensive to make everywhere and lots of indies coming in you can see why things are changing

But its not like you couldnt just get a game from your friend as long as it is a physical copy, Shareplay gives you a good feel for the game but not overall great experience due to its limitations

SamPao1536d ago

Hue? What keeps you from still doing that??

BattleTorn1536d ago (Edited 1536d ago )

Cause Pubs have never had to deal with people loaning their games ever before....

This is a stripped down version of lending someone your disk. A VERY stripped down version, not full rez, input lag, time limited.

The pubs should be praising Share Play for giving gamer even more incentive to go digital. After all, digital makes them more money, and Share Play isn't truly comparable to physically lending game discs, or being able to trade them in. (the main reason gamers are not going digital)

The feature give a fool the sense of Digital Rights, while not actually providing a comparable experience of physical discs.

I could probably go on about why letting people try a game increases their likeliness to purchase said product, but that's mute.

Dlacy13g1536d ago (Edited 1536d ago )

I don't disagree that allowing someone to test out and try a game is good... but its a system that can be exploited to a degree. I have no doubt Activision felt that way and didnt want it allowed for COD.

BattleTorn1536d ago (Edited 1536d ago )

But Dlacy13g, can it be exploited any more than someone loaning their disc, physically?

If not, it should NEVER be an issue.

It's not like the digital owners are asking to do MORE with their content, compared to a physical owner who also has the ability to trade-in.

MasterCornholio1536d ago

Over 95% of PS4 titles work just fine. I knew from the beginning they this feature would be widely supported like remote play.

Very impressed with shareplay so far.


Tiqila1536d ago

do ps one games from the psn work?

MasterCornholio1536d ago (Edited 1536d ago )

I dont know i only saw the list for PS4 games.

You do know that i said PS4 games right?

Edit: Woot another bubble.

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