Share Play feature on PS4 caps guests to 720p

By Sherif Saed
27 October 2014 18:14 GMT

PlayStation 4’s Share Play feature allows users to stream games from one console to another, but the guest’s game will be capped at 720p resolution and will suffer a frame-rate hit.


Share Play is one of the major new features coming to PlayStation 4 with system update 2.00.

The feature allows any PlayStation 4 owner with a PS Plus subscription to invite any other PS4 owner to play a game. This can be used to play a local multiplayer games or help a friend by taking over a specific part of the game.

Eurogamer attended an event where Sony showed off the feature in more detail and demonstrated how it works. The site reports that a game of FIFA 15 was played by two players on different PS4 consoles, each connected to the internet through a wired connection.

The image quality was reportedly impressive with no lag. Despite that, the guest’s game was capped at 720p resolution with some frame-rate drops.

We’re going to undoubtedly hear more on how this feature fares in the real world once the everyone gets the update tomorrow.

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