People might be sat at home right now hoping that their friend with a PS4 will be able to give them a look at Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare thanks to the Share Play function. Sadly it appears that this may not be possible as publishers Activision or developers Sledgehammer games (along with a host of others) felt this wasn’t something they wanted players doing.
Share Play became part of the PS4’s offering of features in the latest 2.0 or Masamune patch – a patch which created problems of its own. It is supposed to allow players who know one another to play each others games with the overarching intention of helping their buddies through difficult levels. Of course we all know that its primary use was likely to become that of a free demo service for many players. Not that this is a bad thing.
When trying to use the Share Play function with Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare users will find a blue screen stating “The host’s game screen could not be displayed as the current scene is a blocked scene for Share Play”. This was discovered by PS4Daily (and shown in this attached video). The author states that this occurred both in campaign mode and every other mode they tried.
Were you hoping to get a bead on Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare by playing a friend’s copy from the comfort of your own home? Or does the notion of venturing into this 11th entry into the series on a copy that is not your own feel a little cheap? Maybe you have another console and you are happy or sad that you’re not able to use this feature? Let us know in the comments box below.
In our review of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare we found that this bombastic little treat was a gem in the series and brings it back to deserving a level of praise lost in recent entries.