Electronic Arts' all-conquering football sim no longer supports Sony's new game sharing service.
Electronic Arts has blocked FIFA 15 from working with the PlayStation 4's Share Play service, GameSpot can confirm.
Share Play is a flagship PS4 feature that allows friends to connect their consoles and play the same game together online. But because only one person needs a copy of a game to do this, publishers appear to be cautious about committing to it.
At least 14 games already, including Advanced Warfare, have blocked Share Play functionality since it went live in late October. Now internal tests at Consoleinfo show that FIFA 15 is the latest to lock out the service.
Once a Share Play session has been established on the soccer title, footage of the game cannot be viewed outside the host console. A message appearing on the guest console reads: "Viewing the game screen that the host is currently playing is not allowed due to content restrictions in your country or region."
It marks the first time EA has decided to prohibit Sony's Share Play functionality on one of its games. In late October, when Sony demonstrated Share Play for the first time, the company even used a copy of FIFA 15 to explain how the feature works.
Back when Sony first discussed Share Play, it assured that no games would block the system-wide feature. Yet one week later, the corporation changed its stance, explaining that "the option is available to developers to disable the feature according to what they feel will best benefit the consumer experience".
EA's decision to remove FIFA 15 support could pave the way for further blocks across its other games.
The 14 games known to block PS4 Share Play are listed below.
- Another World
- Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
- Call of Duty: Ghosts
- Child of Light
- Hotline Miami
- Metro Redux
- PixelJunk Shooter Ultimate
- Rayman Legends
- SteamWorld Dig
- Tomb Raider
- Wolfenstein: The New Order
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