Included within the upcoming PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.0 this fall is Share Play, a feature where your system will be able to “create an online local co-op experience by allowing you to invite a friend to join your game,” while also offering the option for you to jump into a friend’s game and take over the controls (or vice-versa).
Earlier this week, French site Gameblog ran a report that said Share Play would have a time limit, and now GameSpot has received confirmation from Sony that there will be a 60-minute time limit on every Share Play session. The good news, however, is that there’s no restriction placed on the number of times you can use Share Play, so the limit shouldn’t equate to too much of a hassle.
Earlier this week, SCEA Director of Product Planning & Software Innovation Scott McCarthy spoke on the PS Blog about Share Play:
This feature is less about ‘social features’ which we have a lot of, but more about playing great games with the people you want to game with most. PS4 will always be games 1st and this feature does a lot to let gamers play more of the games they love.
When we receive more details about Share Play and firmware update 2.0, we’ll let you know.