PlayStation 4 system update 2.00 bringing Share Play, more this fall
posted on 08.12.14 at 01:32 PM EDT by (@salromano)
Play local co-op even when your friend isn't local.


PlayStation 4 system software update version 2.00 will bring remote local co-op to PlayStation Plus subscribers, Sony announced at Gamescom.

Here’s the full list of revealed features:

  • Share Play – A “virtual couch.” PlayStation 4 will create an online local co-op experience by allowing you to invite a friend to join your game, even when they don’t own a copy of it. You’ll be able to play games with a friend just as if you were together in the same room. This way, you could play local co-op modes with a friend even if they aren’t at your house. Share Play also lets you jump into a game to assist a friend, taking over their controller.
  • YouTube – Players will be able to upload gameplay footage to YouTube. Dedicated app support is also coming.
  • What’s New – The “What’s New” section will get enhanced real-time activity through friend-of-friend suggestions, allowing instant access to friends’ and recently played games’ broadcasts.
  • Real Name Search – A real name search function will also be added.
  • More to come – More features are to come when system update version 2.00 launches this fall.
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  • BlueCereal

    Microsoft’s latest update is way better.

    • Gammer21

      There was nothing in it from what I remember

      • BlueCereal

        A lot of new formats including MKV and DLNA (don’t think the PS4 has that yet).

        • 武神水樹

          PlayStation media support has always been bad

          • BlueCereal

            Yeah I know. Funny how MS got DLNA before them this gen despite it being a thing on PS3.

            • 武神水樹

              How’s the Xbox One?

              • BlueCereal

                Don’t have one or any 8th gen console.

                • Gammer21

                  Why not all three are good to have even though ps Is the only that will get use…

                  • BlueCereal

                    I might get all three this gen. The past three gens my only home consoles were PS consoles since they had the best games libary (epsicially the PS1 and PS2) in my opinion. This gen I probably will get at least two of the three consoles since the Wii U is getting a good lineup and either a PS4 or X1, not sure if I’ll get both but I may.

              • Anime10121

                Delivering on most of the features promised by the PS4 at its initial revealing (well all except for this share play feature, but at the rate Microsoft is updating, it likely wont be long before it does this too).

                Game wise, its just as barren a wasteland as PS4… Dead Rising 3’s fun, but nothing about it truly screams nextgen (only a couple chapters through), but it at the least has games to look forward to this year, while PS4 isn’t looking as full in the lineup…

                • 武神水樹


                  • Anime10121

                    No prob

            • Gammer21

              See the thing is media is not important when it comes to gaming. Ps4 does gaming much better than xbox 1

              • BlueCereal

                I know, games are the main factor for me, currently both the PS4 and X1 game lineup is more of less equal though.

                • Gammer21

                  Yea I can agree with that. We have a lot of games coming to them though over the next few months with that being said I’m excited

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  • McPoo

    Wow Share Play sounds awesome.

    Wasn’t this a feature originally announced for the Wii U too? I’m sure I remember in the original announcement trailer with the crappy acting there was a bit about having a friend jump in and play with you or for you or something.

  • Budgiecat

    I hope ‘more features to come’ includes USB, video and MP3 support

    • Skerj

      And wallpapers or themes, that blue is getting old. Wish it could be a transparent overlay over the game/application like the XMB.

  • hush404

    Honestly, all Im looking for is folders/ways to organize games.

    • Anime10121

      That’d be REALLY nice and much needed!

  • Elle

    Yay I thought we wouldn’t get a 2.0 till january. Might get it mid october or nevember. The share play feature sounds great but hope it works properly.

    • Anime10121

      This is Sony… they’re always late, it’ll likely release the last week of fall in December XD

      Still though, I wonder what else is coming in this update…

      • BossTuff

        Hoping it’s notifications, besides party joining.

  • Solomon_Kano

    YT sharing and Share Play are sweet. Let’s hope that “more to come” is something of significance.

  • ayb_91

    Will it be laggy? Yes? Figures !!

  • ayb_91

    Dear Sal, you typed the word “added” incorrectly in Real Name Search Feature.

    • Sal Romano

      Thanks. Forgive me. Lots of news today.

      • ayb_91

        No kidding. Glad I helped. Good luck.

  • 武神水樹

    15 minute limit needs to go

  • Bobby Jennings

    Wonder when we’ll get that Suspend-Resume feature.

    Or when Sony will finally say we had it all this time with the App/games resuming/suspending.

  • MrFinalgamer

    Funny, this Share play thing basically makes the Far Cry 4 keys useless. =P

  • Zackasaur

    This update is going to be huuuuuuge. I’m excited!

  • AdamBoy64

    Share Play sounds like a really good feature.
    Could see myself using that feature with Tales games, for example.

  • Paul Rodriguez

    I can’t remember the last time I went online with my PS4. Most if not all of these features are uninteresting. Maybe when that backward comparability update is released I’ll go online. Yeah I know it’s not coming but its nice to dream.

  • Paul Rodriguez

    Just checked to see when the last time I went online with my PS4 was; March, and I think that was just to redeem my pre-order DLC for inFAMOUS Second Son.

  • tokyobassist

    Nice. Hope it’s soon.

  • Nesther

    Hopefully they improve the UI with some management and customization features like folders etc.

  • Learii

    share play seem cool I can get someone take over my gam awhile I eating or doing something

  • Hentailover

    Don’t you love how pretty much everyone learned from Microsoft’s fail last year? So, they reversed their policies and threw a tantrum dumping their sharing features… Steam then went with their own family share… Now Sony does something somewhat similar.

    • Skerj

      Not really all that similar but this feature [Share Play] was announced alongside the PS4’s initial reveal in February of last year, they just shut up about it until now. I just hope it works with every game.