Sony has clarified that developers can restrict or entirely disable use of the PS4's Share Play feature, just as Activision has done in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.
"Share Play is a system level feature enabled by System Software Update 2.00, making it available for all PS4 titles," a Sony representative said, speaking to Ars Technica. "However the option is available to developers to disable the feature according to what they feel will best benefit the consumer experience."
Sony has previously said that developers would be able to block certain "spoiler" scenes during Share Play, though it seems that Activision has taken this one step further by blocking every single scene in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Sony doesn't yet have a list of all games that block the Share Play feature, though its support page for Advanced Warfare does acknowledge that certain developers may block content.
Share Play rolled out with PS4 update 2.0 last week. The feature allows gamers to replicate couch co-op, virtually handing over the controller to another player so that they can try out the game for up to an hour at a time. Given that Share Play essentially allows you to let friends play your games for free, we can see why it might worry developers, though we wonder if Advanced Warfare may spark a trend that sees more and more titles block the feature.
For further updates on PS4's Share Play, keep an eye on Consoleinfo.be
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