PS4 and PS5 now support cross-generation Share Play

PS4 and PS5 now support cross-generation Share Play

Sony has added a neat new feature in the latest PS5 firmware update: the ability to use Share Play between PS4 and PS5 consoles.

According to Sony:

PS4 and PS5 players can now Share Play together while chatting in parties. This means PS5 console users can let their friends on PS4 consoles view their game screen, or even try out the PS5 games through Share Play, and vice versa. Options include the ability to share your screen with a friend, pass your controller virtually to a friend, or pass a second controller virtually to play co-op games together.

A selection of your friends’ joinable game sessions will now appear on both PS5 and PS4 consoles, allowing for more gameplay opportunities together. The “Request to Join” option also serves as a shortcut to sending a game invite, reducing the time it takes for you to get into games with friends. Through the Privacy Settings menu, you can modify who can interact with you through parties, games and messages.

The firmware update went live today. In addition to cross-generation Share Play, the update also adds external USB storage support on PS5. Woot!

My Take

These are great new features for Sony’s next-gen console. Now if only people could actually get their hands on a PS5…

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