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Sony reveals Share Play PlayStation 4 update, European PlayStation TV

updated 03:33 pm EDT, Tue August 12, 2014

Gamescom PS4 media event revealed PlayStation TV shipping to Europe in November

Sony is bringing the PlayStation TV to Europe, a month after its US launch, the company revealed as part of its Gamescom media event earlier today. The company also laid out its plans for future updates to the PlayStation 4 game console at the event, as well as advising that it has passed the 10 million unit sales milestone for the console, up from the 7 million it reported back in April.

The PlayStation TV, previously called the PS Vita TV, is a small console designed to act as a home console version of the PS Vita. Using a PS3 controller, the device is able to play video and music, play PS Vita games, and can also perform the same "Remote Play" function with the PlayStation 4 that its handheld counterpart is capable of doing. Sony will launch the microconsole in the United States on October 14th, with the European bundle shipping on November 15th for 99 euro ($130).

Sony PlayStation TV
Sony PlayStation TV

The main feature teased for a future software update is Share Play. Acting as a "virtual sofa," the mode will create an online co-op game with an invited friend, even if they do not own a copy of the game being played. The mode will also let a friend take control of a game, with both the local and remote consoles sharing the same screen.

The 2.00 update, set to roll out in the fall, will also introduce new broadcast and video sharing features, including uploading gameplay footage and dedicated app support for YouTube. The Whats New section will also receive new real-time activity from friend-of-a-friend suggestions, and the ability to search for users by real names.

by MacNN Staff



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