PS4 update 2.0 specifics for SharePlay

Everyone is patiently waiting for Sony to get their act together and release the highly anticipated PS4 2.0 update once and for all. We know that it will arrive with SharePlay, but now we can bring you some more specific information on what the feature will allow you and your guest to do while the PS4 SharePlay mode is live.

It feels like this is going to be a game-changing update for Sony and PS4 users around the world. The more we see SharePlay in action, the more this feels like it could actually be true.

You already know that SharePlay is going to give a friend 60 minutes access to either help you on games, or play together in a co-op session. This 60 minutes is unlimited though, since you’ll simply be able to restart your session and go again.

Now, Sony Japan has posted some more specifics on Share Play which we think you will want to hear about as we wait for the translated version from Sony EU and US.


We can tell you that SharePlay is going to support a party of 8 people, just like Chat. However only one of these maximum 8 users can go into SharePlay mode and the other 7 users will still be able to chat with the host and the guest playing on the host’s console – which is new information.

Furthermore, the host will also have the option of letting the guest completely take control of the console and head into games. Even better, the guest doesn’t even need to have a PS Plus subscription to do this either, which again you may not know about yet.

As expected, the guest won’t be able to view certain scenes of a game during SharePlay – similar in which you can’t use the Share button to record gameplay at some moments of a game.

You may however be disappointed to find out that the guest won’t be able to take screenshots or record gameplay whilst connected to a host in SharePlay mode either.

Other than that, this feature is looking extremely promising and it is really going to come to life when we see users jumping into sessions all over the world and sharing their experiences on social media.

As for a release status on when the PS4 2.0 update release time will be, Sony are still not willing to share the information so it could be a while yet until we see it – based on the reply we spotted on the AskPlayStation Twitter account just hours ago.

How excited are you about SharePlay on PS4 – Do you agree that it could be a game-changing feature for the system in the ongoing war against Xbox One?

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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