Share function to be limited on PS4 games - Report
Developers will be able to prevent parts of PlayStation 4 games from being shared, according to Shuhei Yoshida.
Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida has revealed that developers will have the option to limit the "Share" function on PlayStation 4 games. In an interview with Japanese site 4Gamer (via Edge), Yoshida explained that gamers may have restrictions placed on the footage they wish to upload via the Share function.
"There will be parts of a game that the maker does not want people to be able to see. For example, on Vita, developers can in certain scenes disable the feature that lets users take a screenshot, and (the Share function) will have a similar mechanism. The creator may not want to make video of the final boss sharable, for instance," he said.
The Share button is a new feature that will be introduced on the PlayStation 4 controller. It will allow PS4 owners to upload video footage and screenshots from their game to social networking sites.
Yoshida also discussed making the PS4 friendlier for third-party developers to make games for, saying that there is reduced focus on cramming the console with top-of-the-line hardware.
Sony has confirmed that the PS4 will launch this holiday season, but has not announced region-specific availability or pricing for the next-generation platform. The console will allegedly have the strongest launch software lineup in PlayStation history.
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