PlayStation 4 system update 2.00 bringing Share Play, more this fall

Play local co-op even when your friend isn't local.


PlayStation 4 system software update version 2.00 will bring remote local co-op to PlayStation Plus subscribers, Sony announced at Gamescom.

Here’s the full list of revealed features:

  • Share Play – A “virtual couch.” PlayStation 4 will create an online local co-op experience by allowing you to invite a friend to join your game, even when they don’t own a copy of it. You’ll be able to play games with a friend just as if you were together in the same room. This way, you could play local co-op modes with a friend even if they aren’t at your house. Share Play also lets you jump into a game to assist a friend, taking over their controller.
  • YouTube – Players will be able to upload gameplay footage to YouTube. Dedicated app support is also coming.
  • What’s New – The “What’s New” section will get enhanced real-time activity through friend-of-friend suggestions, allowing instant access to friends’ and recently played games’ broadcasts.
  • Real Name Search – A real name search function will also be added.
  • More to come – More features are to come when system update version 2.00 launches this fall.

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