PlayStation 4 Share Play Launches This Week, Video Walkthrough
This week's big PS4 update introduces Share Play, allowing you to play with your friends online as if you were in the same room together. This includes passing off a controller to a friend online and playing a localized multiplayer game with a friend online.
Sony has announced on the PlayStation Blog that the PlayStation 4 v2.00 system update, codenamed "Masamune," will be launching tomorrow, Oct. 28. The v2.00 update introduces Share Play, which lets your online friends on the PSN play with you as if they were in the same room. There are three main features being added with the Masamune update. Share Screen will let a friend online spectate whatever you are playing. While sharing your screen, you can pass your controller over to a friend virtually and watch them play, with no downloading required. Just know that a PS Plus subscription is required to hand over your controller. Also, once you hand off the controller, the new player has an hour of playtime until the game goes back to its original owner. The owner will simply spectate and has the chance to take it back (since it is their game).
The last function adds second player controller functionality online. If a game has local multiplayer, you can have a friend join your game as player two. Again, the visitor does not need to own or download the game, but both players will need PlayStation Plus.