During this year’s Gamescom event, Sony has announced an upcoming update for the PlayStation 4 known as update 2.0. This new update will add a few new features one of which is known as Share Play, a new ability to allow friends to play a game with you no matter where they are located.
Sony has coined the term “virtual couch” and basically, that’s what Share Play is. No longer will friends be forced into purchasing a game just to play with their friends. With Share Play, gamers can sync up and play together no matter where they are located or if both parties even own the game.
There are two deistic features to Share Play. For one, let’s say you had a problem getting pass a certain section of a video game or you plan on tag-teaming through a game. You can virtually pass the controller to a friend and they will pick up right where you left off.
The second feature to Share Play is the ability to play local multiplayer with a friend who doesn’t own the game. We’re unsure if this means certain game modes or if multiplayer cooperative game modes will be free for other gamers as well.
Another feature highlighted for PlayStation 2.0 is the ability to share content straight onto YouTube from your PlayStation 4. This will help several YouTube gamers to record, edit and upload their videos with ease right on one system.
At this time, there is no release date for the 2.0 update.