SharePlay is something Sony had hyped at the original unveiling of the system, but since then we haven’t seen hide nor hair of it.
Sony announced today that it’s finally coming to PlayStation 4 as part of the 2.0 update to the console’s firmware.
You can, with this feature, finally play games with friends. Except now, that friend doesn’t have to own the game, whether on disc or download. If you want to let a friend guide you through a tough section or do some couch co-op trade off, this feature will allow you to pull that friend in for a game.
This feature, like PlayStation Now, will depend on having a steady, strong broadband connection, but SharePlay is one way the PlayStation 4 is separating itself from other systems and making the system feel truly next-gen.
Sony has not yet confirmed a release date for the 2.0 update, but has said it is coming soon.