As Sony Interactive Entertainment announced, the share play feature has been expanded again. From now on, cross-generational or share play sessions between PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 users are also possible.
How To Share Play PlayStation 5 Games with PS4 Players
With the Share-Play feature, the PlayStation 4 was given a function a few years ago with which it is possible to let a friend or fellow player participate in your own game.
In practice, this means that PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 users can now also connect to each other. Nothing has changed in the actual process of Share Play.
As before, you can call up the feature via the party menu and invite a friend. If your friend joins your session, they can watch your game happening and even take control of your game by giving them the appropriate clearance.
In addition, you can use Share Play to play the local co-op mode of your games via the PlayStation Network without your fellow player having to own a copy of the respective game.
In order to be able to use Share-Play, both players must have a sufficiently fast Internet connection (~2 Mbit/s) and a valid PlayStation Plus member. The duration of a session is a maximum of 60 minutes.
You can find all further details about Share Play on the official website.
PS5 and PS4 players can now Share Play together. Use Share Play to let a friend watch your gameplay, or even pass controllers virtually so they can try the game out. Learn more about Share Play here: https://t.co/wX7OIUwY1h pic.twitter.com/P8pguVGWb3
— Ask PlayStation (@AskPlayStation) June 16, 2021