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PS4 System Update 2.00 Bringing Share Play to the table

At this year’s Gamescom Sony unveiled plans for their upcoming system update 2.00. One these new features is called Share Play, which will be coming to the PS4 platform later this autumn.

With Share Play you can use your PS4 (with a PS Plus sub) to 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. Thus, you’ll be able to play games with a friend just as if you were together in the same room.

With Share Play, you can even jump into a game to assist a friend. For example, if there is part of a game that you can’t quite finish, you can invite a friend to take over your controls. This would be like handing over the controller to a friend who is in the same room. Your screen will then be shared as your friend gets through the part of the game that has been giving you trouble.

The update will also add highly requested broadcast and video share features, including both uploading your game play footage and dedicated app support for YouTube.

Finally, What’s New will get enhanced real-time activity through friend-of-friend suggestions, allowing instant access to friends’ and recently played games’ broadcast.

More features of the system update 2.00 will be revealed nearer the release.