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PS5 Console Sharing ‘Gameshare’ Revealed in Leak

A new leak has revealed how PS5's gameshare function will work. 

Sony has slightly altered the way players will share games with one another with PS5.

Now referred to as "Console Sharing," this feature will allow other accounts to play your games and other media, even when the console isn't online.

How Console Sharing Function Will Work on PS5

The feature is enabled by default, but if you want to disable the feature, the process is fairly simple.

How To Disable Console Sharing on PS5

Users will have to enter the console's settings menu and then select "Users and Accounts." Next, they must then select "Other" in order to get to the "Console Sharing and Offline Play" option.

From here, users can choose to disable the feature or not.

It's worth noting that the option says that you can only have one PS5 with sharing enabled and that this feature has no impact on the status of your primary PS4.

Overall, this system is similar to the way Sony's previous console handled sharing games. The store page for Demon's Souls also added more clarity to the situation.

"You can download and play this content on the main PS5 console associated with your account (through the “Console Sharing and Offline Play” setting) and on any other PS5 consoles when you login with your same account," the page says.

What About Multiple Consoles?

Reddit user "Naej6950" went into further detail on how sharing games on multiple consoles would work.

First, they say the primary account buys the game. Then, a friend logs into your account on their console and downloads a game from your library to their console.

Next, they log out of the primary account and log into theirs. The game will be waiting, and the best part is that both players can play the game with their own account.

The PS5's release is rapidly approaching and Sony has just added a PS5 Remote Play option to PS4. We've also learned that the PS5 uses less energy than a PS4 Pro.


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