PS4 Share Disabled for Persona 5

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

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Persona 5

Persona 5 is finally set to debut on PS3 and PS4 next week in North America and Europe. While fans of the series are excited to play the first HD entry in the series, fans won’t be able to easily share images or footage of the game. Atlus has confirmed that the upcoming JRPG will completely disable the Share functionality on PS4. While this is not uncommon with Japanese game releases on PS4, it’s still disappointing that one of the biggest and most anticipated games of the year would block the feature in all instances. Perhaps this was due to fear of spoilers, but it’s a shame no middleground could be found.

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  • John Ferrell

    Wait a tic…. does that mean I technically can’t stream it via capturecard either???

    SERIOUSLY?!?!?!?!?!

    • Andrewmated

      No, it just disables the built in Share functionality, which makes the complete lack of sharing features even more pointless as people can still upload footage on YouTube and Twitch.

  • Mr0303

    Blocking story segments is somewhat understandable, but preventing sharing completely is ludicrous. I’m against that practice in general. Streamers already have the hardware to bypass that restriction, so you are only damaging the average person wanting to stream to his friends.

    • DizzyGear

      Well this *is* the same company who thought region locking Persona 4 Arena and going down in gaming history as the only company to region lock a game on the PS3 was a good idea…

    • Mr0303

      I didn’t even know about that. That’s quite anti-consumer of them.

  • Tallcat

    Holy cow. Console gaming sure is cancerous. Now how are you supposed to take low res, aliased .jpg screenshots of your 900p 30fps games?

    • Lynn Kitty

      For calling something cancerous, you’re pretty cancerous yourself 😛