To prepare for PS4 System Update 2.00, we give a quick refresher on the dynamics of Sony’s new innovative game-sharing feature.
Sony has confirmed to GameSpot that Share Play will launch with a 60-minute time limit for each shared gaming session. While this may rankle a few gamers, Sony assures that there is no actual defined limit on how many times you can use Share Play. Once you hit the max one-hour play ceiling you can simply invite your friend and fire it up again. Even still, this bit of news does put Sony’s Gamescom announcement into perspective, where Share Play was touted as something that seemed too good to be true. Now that gamers know their “virtual couches” will need to be cleared out in hourly intervals
During its Gamescom 2014 presentation, Sony revealed that Share Play will finally make its way to the PS4 in via a new firmware 2.0 update this Fall. Share Play introduces a “virtual couch” that allows you to invite online friends and take turns in singleplayer games just as if they were in the same room. On the other hand users can enjoy local co-op with online friends through Share Play, effectively reviving the classic couch co-op experience for the modern age. You do need to be a PlayStation Plus subscriber to reap the benefits of Share Play, however. “…Share Play is like a “virtual couch”. [PS4] will create an online local co-op