Gamers around the world finally got their hands on Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare earlier this week. Some have already blazed through the campaign mode and have shared their thoughts about the title online. Those who were counting on using the Share Play feature in PlayStation 4 to get some help from their friends during gameplay are out of luck. It has been discovered that the Share Play feature has been blocked on the latest CoD title.
The Share Play feature landed on the PlayStation 4 through last month’s version 2.0 software update. It allows gamers to stream the game to a friend even if they don’t own a copy. The guest in this instance can play the game for one full hour provided that the host give up control. There are no limits on Share Play sessions so friends can technically share games between each other even if they don’t all own a copy.
GameSpot has confirmed that when Share Play is activated in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare the gameplay footage streamed to the guest is marked as censored. This doesn’t cause any problems on the owner’s console but the guest can’t take advantage of this feature to play the game.
No reason has been provided for this. Activision, the publisher of CoD: Advanced Warfare is yet to comment. Sony is tightlipped as well. We’ll update you on this when we hear more.