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FIFA 15 latest game to block PS4 Share Play feature



EA Sports’ FIFA 15 is not allowing PS4 gamers to use the new Share Play tool, which is supposed to enable those without the game to join in on the action online.

According to a GameSpot report on Friday, the FIFA-maker is blocking Share Play sessions, with PS4 gamers reporting an error message.

"Viewing the game screen that the host is currently playing is not allowed due to content restrictions in your country or region,” the message reads.

The news will come as a blow to Sony, which unveiled the feature within the 2.0 software update is pushing the new Share Play feature heavily in recent TV commercials and marketing materials.

Activision has also blocked Share Play for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and the previous generation Call of Duty: Ghost title. Since then top games like Tomb Raider, Thief and Wolfenstein: The New Order have also restricted access to the feature.

Sony has admitted the feature requires the permission of developers, but seeing as Share Play could affect sales of games, it wouldn’t be a surprising if more top titles followed suit.

"Share Play is a system level feature enabled by System Software Update 2.0 making it available for all PS4 titles,” Sony recently told CVG.

“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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