PlayStation 4 Digital & Sharing Policies Explained


Sony has released an official FAQ for the upcoming PlayStation 4, explaining how digital and sharing policies will work on the next-gen system.

Each PlayStation Network account will have the ability to mark a PlayStation 4 as the user’s “primary” console, this will allow additional users who play on the console to play downloaded games and receive some unspecified PlayStation Plus benefits.

Registering the console as a primary PS4 will allow users to connect a Vita and use Remote Play, Sony says.

De-registering a system as the primary PS4 can only be done from the main system. Systems must be deactivated before another PS4 can be registered as the primary decide. Sony added that users should deactivate their PS4 if they “plan to transfer or dispose of it.”

Should a PlayStation Network user sign in on another PlayStation 4, then they can download and play games associated with their own account, but others on that system will be unable to access them. The same will go for the PlayStation Plus benefits.

Sony also stated that only two PlayStation 4 consoles can be used at one time; the primary console associated with the account, and one other system.

The PlayStation 4 will be available on November 15th in North America and November 29th in Europe.