It would appear that the Atlas Corporation has a lot more to answer for than questionable ethics, as Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has become the first game to clamp down on the PlayStation 4’s nifty Share Play feature. Introduced as part of the format’s recent firmware update, the addition enables you to stream your games to another console – and even allows the guest to take control of your, er, controller in order to sample titles that they may not necessarily own.
Clearly concerned with the very concept of this addition, though, Activision has opted to “censor” the entirety of its recently released first-person shooter, rendering the functionality more or less redundant. Sony has since confirmed that, unfortunately, game makers do have the ability to do this. “The option is available to developers to disable the feature according to what they feel will best benefit the consumer experience,” a spokesperson said.
This has since prompted other titles, such as Call of Duty: Ghosts, to suddenly cease working with the futuristic feature, which is a real shame as far as we’re concerned. With a 60 minute limit already implemented, and an online streaming experience unlikely to ever rival the real thing, we’re not entirely sure what publishers are frightened of here. If nothing else, it should increase exposure – but we suppose that people in suits don’t tend to think like real human beings.