PS4 Firmware Update 2.00

If you thought that the PlayStation 4’s recently announced Share Play feature sounded too good to be true, then you were absolutely correct, as it can only be used for 60 minutes at a time. The details first emerged as part of a French interview yesterday, but unable to track down an official confirmation, we held off on posting the report. Now a Sony representative has revealed the limitation in a GameSpot article.

We suppose that the restriction was always likely, seeing as without it, you could theoretically play through an entire game and never have to purchase it. In truth, that will still be possible, as there doesn’t appear to be a block on how many sessions you can create – it’s just obviously going to get a teensy bit irritating having to set things up every hour. Nevertheless, if you’re just looking to play a couple of rounds of FIFA with a buddy or help out on a boss, it should still work fine.

For those out of the loop, this is essentially the fruition of one of the forward-thinking initiatives that the platform holder announced when its next-gen console was unveiled last year. In addition to allowing you to create pass the controller sessions with a friend potentially on the other side of the world, it will also enable you to engage in local multiplayer matches, as if you’re sitting on the same couch. It’s neat for sure, but how much has that restriction tempered your anticipation?