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Yoshida: Plus Isn't Required To "Share"

The scales continue to tip ever so slightly in favor of Sony.

Okay, so there's this nifty new Share feature that will debut with the PlayStation 4. Simply by pressing the Share button on the new Dual Shock 4 controller, players will be able to take in-game screenshots and record video of their gameplay. They will then be able to share it with friends through various social media means.

Microsoft's Xbox One will have a similar function; it's entitled Game DVR. However, we've just learned that in order to access this feature, you'll have to be an Xbox Live Gold member. That's their premium service that costs $60/year. Sony's premium service is PlayStation Plus, which actually costs a little less ($50/year) and offers much more in the way of perks and bonuses, in my opinion. But what if Share needed Plus, too?

Well, it doesn't. Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida confirmed on Twitter that Share will be available to all PS4 players. However, Yoshida has previously mentioned that there may be restrictions placed on the footage that gamers can upload. This will depend on the developers; there may be portions of a game the designers don't want everyone to see. As for the cost of Plus, Yoshida is also on the record saying the cost is necessary to defray the additional investment Sony has made in the PSN in the new generation.

Tags: ps4, playstation 4, ps4 share, ps4 plus

8/8/2013 11:21:36 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (24 posts)

Temjin001
Thursday, August 08, 2013 @ 11:43:22 AM
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I think I read that the XboxOne GameDVR is of 720p 30FPS quality. Any word on what kind of quality Sony's Share feature affords?

I suppose that's cool. Though, I'd rather have paid for a console with ~5GB of RAM with less of this media center bullcrap and more of what I want for less money.
Gone are the days of buying console hardware that just plays games, and plays them dang well.

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Beamboom
Thursday, August 08, 2013 @ 11:45:13 AM
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I hope the video share feature also offers an option to simply save the clip to file locally, for export to video editing tools.

It can be really fun to create "stunt videos" from your own performances in games. Years ago I was part of a community built around making stunt videos from GTA VC. Some of those videos are just hilariously well made, showing off some crazy skills.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, August 08, 2013 @ 12:03:58 PM
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Well I'm no sheep, so despite my defenses yesterday and in light of this I must ask, what precisely are the additions to the service that warrant the cost to play online?

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Temjin001
Thursday, August 08, 2013 @ 12:22:37 PM

In defense of MS. At least MS is actually providing over 100,000 of their Azure servers for Xbox LIVE. It's the major reason Titanfall is exclusive to XboxOne. Apparently, it's the same story for Sunset Overdrive

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, August 08, 2013 @ 12:43:04 PM

Do we know if Sony has any server plans?

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Temjin001
Thursday, August 08, 2013 @ 3:45:54 PM

I know nothing. And in the spirit of petty console slugfests, I do know the XboxOne also comes bundled with a 4K compatible HDMI cable and a headset, making the $500 asking price just a LITTLE easier to swallow

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Beamboom
Thursday, August 08, 2013 @ 3:53:21 PM

There is a HDMI cable and a headset bundled with the PS4 too?

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Temjin001
Thursday, August 08, 2013 @ 3:54:36 PM

is there?

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Beamboom
Thursday, August 08, 2013 @ 4:06:00 PM

I was pretty sure of that but now that you ask so directly I do of course become uncertain. But yes, I am pretty sure of that, I imagine there even was an article on that here on PSXE.

The headset were shown off at E3. It was a simple, cabled thing you connect to the controller. I really liked that solution. Cost effective, clever.


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sirbob6
Thursday, August 08, 2013 @ 4:29:33 PM

Titanfall is also coming out on the 360 and PC by the way.

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Clamedeus
Thursday, August 08, 2013 @ 4:49:28 PM

Correct Beamboom, the PS4 is boxed with an HDMI cable and a headset.

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Temjin001
Thursday, August 08, 2013 @ 5:33:55 PM

part of the deal with Titanfall was that MS would provide server support, even for different platforms for EA. I think this would include PC if they wanted. Not sure if they would for Sony though haha

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Akuma07
Thursday, August 08, 2013 @ 9:31:11 PM

Sony has made it's direction clear with PS+, the reason for the pay wall was because they want to provide the best online experience possible, which means increasing costs.

I would think, from that at least, that this would mean increased infrastructure.

They have seemed to realise their mistakes from current gen, and know how to get a leg up on MS. Improving their online infrastructure has to be a part of that.

And yes, the PS4 includes HDMI and headset. The PS4 was the first next-gen console to include a headset, the Xbox One originally did NOT include one, but reversed that policy because of the PS4 obviously.

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bigrailer19
Thursday, August 08, 2013 @ 1:24:13 PM
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So you dont need access to PSN to upload to social media websites? Doesnt it take an online connection to do that, I mean with the console? So if thats the case wouldnt you have to log into the PSN?

Maybe im looking to much into this.

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Beamboom
Thursday, August 08, 2013 @ 1:49:30 PM

The PSN account and Plus membership are two different things. Some features are reserved for the Plus members, like a subscription service.

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Xzer0
Thursday, August 08, 2013 @ 2:24:01 PM

You do not need a ps plus to enter a ps store otherwise you cant buy ps plus subsciption etc. pS plus is needed to play online games, but you do not need a ps plus to play demos, to buy games or to play online in free to play games. with ps plus you will gain free games, exclusive demos,earlier beta testing(like elder scrolls online)etc. It is amazing serivce and who right now are subcribers their are factual owners of drive club (a AAA ps4 exclusive game) when ps4 will be available, and some other games.

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CrusaderForever
Thursday, August 08, 2013 @ 3:30:33 PM
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XBone brand loyalty becomes even more difficult to stand by. I am so glad I am not an XBot because I would be in turmoil right now!

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Akuma07
Thursday, August 08, 2013 @ 9:32:47 PM

Why? If you were an Xbot right now, you would fully understand and anticipate that in a few days Microsoft will announce that they are now making DVR a free feature.

Lolz.

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amonte64
Thursday, August 08, 2013 @ 5:00:08 PM
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We knew this already, Sony said Plus is only required to play your games online multiplayer. If they start making things exclusive to Plus that don't need to be then it will be a problem.

Anyone know if the cloud game saves has to be paid for or if it could be free? It's free on Steam I believe.

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Temjin001
Thursday, August 08, 2013 @ 5:36:22 PM

Cloud saves come only through PS Plus membership. Steam Cloud saves are free but not every game supports it. 360 has semi-free cloud saves. I believe the Halo games will save in the cloud even without LIVE.

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amonte64
Thursday, August 08, 2013 @ 6:15:53 PM

Is there any proven factual reasons why cloud saves have to be paid for through Plus? It's free everywhere it else.

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Akuma07
Thursday, August 08, 2013 @ 9:35:03 PM

Because it increases the load on the servers, therefore requires more money to maintain.

Steam is only partly free, as in, you need to buy a game to use it.

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Beamboom
Friday, August 09, 2013 @ 1:46:05 AM

You don't pay for cloud storage on Steam, Akuma. The games that use the Steam cloud feature does not cost more than those who don't.


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PlatformGamerNZ
Thursday, August 08, 2013 @ 11:34:48 PM
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i'm glad they are making it clear is all i can say

happy gaming =)

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