Sony PlayStation is setting up to roll out a rather major update to PlayStation 4 consoles across the globe. According to PlayStation, the update will offer up Share Play, YouTube and a host of other features.
Share Play is a feature that I believe many PlayStation 4 owners have been waiting for. According to PlayStation.Blog, “The best way to think about Share Play is like 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. With this feature, you’ll be able to play games with a friend just as if you were together in the same room. Let’s say that with games… you’ll be able to invite your friend online to play against the Miami Heat for the championship as the San Antonio Spurs in NBA2K, tackle the challenging Towerfall Ascension Quest Mode together, or aide, heal, and protect you as Igniculus in Child of Light’s local co-op mode.”
PlayStation.Blog also added that, “The update will also add broadcast and video share features, including both uploading you game play footage and dedicated app support for YouTube, which we mentioned on stage at E3. Finally, What’s New will get enhanced real-time activity through friend-of-friend suggestions, allowing instant access to friends’ and recently played games’ broadcasts, and a real name search function will also be added.”
One of the other major features to grace the update will be the ability to mark and download games via the Add to Library button. This will be essential for players who like to mark PlayStation Plus content and download it at a later stage. The PlayStation 4 will also be receiving themes as well as a USB music player.
We also say goodbye to the PlayStation 4’s cluttered looking interface. Sony has now opted to only display 15 of your most used apps and games. In order to find the rest of your content, players can now visit the Library section in order to gain access to your content.
The Latest PlayStation 4 update is scheduled to be released on 28 October 2014.