PlayStation 4 to get online game sharing, PlayStation TV gets a release date

Sony today announced that Share Play will hit PlayStation 4 this spring as part of the system's 2.0 software update. Share Play will let any friend with a PlayStation Plus subscription jump in and play a game with you, without owning the game, and allegedly, without downloading anything.

By Alex Choros

Sony today announced that Share Play will hit PlayStation 4 this spring as part of the system's 2.0 software update. Share Play will let any friend with a PlayStation Plus subscription jump in and play a game with you, without owning the game, and allegedly, without downloading anything. Sony have described this as a "virtual couch" and suggest friends could help a player "defeat a tricky section of gameplay".

This also means gamers will be able to play co-operative and competitive multiplayer games online, even they only support local multiplayer. The game's owner is required to be playing the game in question and online for other players to join.

Sony are yet to provide specifics as to how Share Play will work. It is uncertain whether all PlayStation 4 titles will be Share Play compatible.

In addition, Sony announced that the PlayStation TV will be released in Australia and New Zealand on November 14 at a recommended retail price of AUD$149 / NZD $159.95

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