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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare PS4 has no Share Play, here's why

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare doesn't include the new Share Play functionality on PS4 that allows players to have a friend play through their games via an online connection, one hour at a time, regardless of whether the friend owns the games. Share Play launched on October 28 with PS4 update 2.0, and in a statement to Joystiq, Activision says its team didn't have access to the feature while developing Advanced Warfare:

"Delivering a great gaming experience for fans is our top priority. We're focused on launching Advanced Warfare and ensuring that people have a great time playing it, which our fans seem to be. Share Play is a new feature that was introduced as part of the recent PS4 firmware 2.00 update. Our engineers didn't have access to it before it launched, so we haven't had a chance to evaluate it to see how it will impact the experience across all modes of play. Of course we wouldn't include a feature in our game without having the chance to test it. Once we've fully analyzed its performance, we'll determine how to support it going forward."



The 2.0 update that brought Share Play to PS4 caused a myriad of issues for players and developers alike – Evolve's alpha was delayed after Turtle Rock ran into trouble, and some PS4 players were unable to kick their consoles out of Rest Mode after the update. Sony released update 2.01 yesterday in an attempt to fix some of these bugs.

Sony says in a statement to GameSpot that developers decide whether to disable the Share Play feature: "Share Play is a system level feature enabled by System Software Update 2.0 making it available for all PS4 titles, however the option is available to developers to disable the feature according to what they feel will best benefit the consumer experience."

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