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.

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"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.

For more information on the PS4, check out GameSpot's latest coverage.

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