Differences Between Far Cry 4 Keys to Kyrat & PS4 Share Play Explained

November 18, 2014Written by Jason Dunning


When you pick up your copy of Far Cry 4 on PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 3, it comes with 10 Keys to Kyrat. By sending one to a friend, you two can enjoy a free, two-hour co-op trial, regardless of whether or not your friend owns the game. Additionally, as Adam Boyes explained on the PS Blog, “Your friends will get a currency boost for playing the trial if they end up purchasing the full game.”

With the new Share Play feature on PS4, Boyes knew you might wonder what the difference between Keys to Kyrat and Share Play is, so Sony created this comparison:

Download vs Stream

  • Keys to Kyrat – Each key allows one of your PSN friends to download Far Cry 4 and play a trial of online co-op without needing to purchase the game.
  • Share Play – Stream a game to a friend’s PS4 so they can watch you play, take over your controller, or play as the second player in games that feature local multiplayer* even when they don’t own a copy of it.

Time Limit

  • Keys to Kyrat – They can play a free two-hour trial of online co-op in Far Cry 4.
  • Share Play – Spectate or play most PS4 games for up to one hour at a time.

Boyes then explained how Keys to Kyrat came to be:

The initial concept for the Keys to Kyrat was born out of a brainstorming session between our team and the Far Cry 4 development team. We wanted to give fans a way to introduce their friends to the world of Far Cry 4 even if they didn’t own a copy of the game. Our talented friends over at Ubisoft ran with this idea and worked tirelessly to develop this feature, so we hope you enjoy it.

*In case you thought otherwise, Sony added, “Far Cry 4 does not support local multiplayer.”

Are you picking up Far Cry 4 this week?

[Source: PS Blog]