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.