UPDATE: Activision has clarified their reasoning behind blocking Share Play on PS4 was mainly because their engineers didn’t have access to it before it launched.
Delivering a great gaming experience for fans is our top priority. We’re focused on launching Advanced Warfare and ensuring that people have a great time playing it, which our fans seem to be. Share Play is a new feature that was introduced as part of the recent PS4 firmware 2.00 update. Our engineers didn’t have access to it before it launched, so we haven’t had a chance to evaluate it to see how it will impact the experience across all modes of play. Of course we wouldn’t include a feature in our game without having the chance to test it. Once we’ve fully analyzed its performance, we’ll determine how to support it going forward.
Looks like Activision is going to full lengths in preventing Sony’s new feature “Share Play” on PS4. According to GameSpot, Activision has made it show that when an user tries to share their gameplay with a friend, the screen on the friend’s side just shows “Censored” across all screens, but the main owner can still play.
Internal tests at GameSpot show that Activision has marked all gameplay footage as censored, which does not affect the owner’s console, but ensures that gameplay cannot be streamed to another user.
This follows the fact that Sony announced that al games would be compatible with the Share Play functionality.
Activision has not issued a statement about this.