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PS4's upcoming game sharing feature Share Play will restrict remote players to 60 minute sessions, it's been revealed.

The time limit was confirmed to GameSpot following an earlier report on French website Gameblog, although there's apparently no limit on the number of times you can use Share Play, meaning remote players should theoretically be able to reconnect and jump straight back in.

So why is there a limit in the first place? Sony hasn't said, but we've contacted them to try and find out more information.

Share Play was announced earlier this week and forms a major part of PS4 system update 2.0. The feature is essentially a modification of Sony's existing Remote Play technology, allowing other users to stream a game they don't own from your console, or join your game remotely.

Every PS4 title that uses a DualShock 4 will be compatible with the service.

Share Play is expected to arrive this autumn.

Source: gamespot.com, gameblog.fr

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ghibli

From my understanding, it shouldn't affect the original intention at all. That is, passing the pad between one another. In those situations I think you'd be handing over the controls a bit quicker than that anyway.
Posted 16:19 on 16 August 2014
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DASHONFIRE@ BarryK

"It just seems that they've deliberately made it slightly more inconvenient to try discourage people from streaming whole games to their friends while they're not using their PS4."

Well yeah it makes total sense otherwise people would take advantage of it like the sharing accounts on PS3.
Posted 14:32 on 15 August 2014
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BarryK

It is kind of an odd arbitrary restriction. I doubt it'll be much of a problem with technical limitations like latency and upstream bandwidth, being far bigger factors in whether or not it'll be a desirable service for a long play session. It just seems that they've deliberately made it slightly more inconvenient to try discourage people from streaming whole games to their friends while they're not using their PS4.
Posted 12:21 on 15 August 2014
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