Persona 5’s PlayStation 4 Share feature will be disabled

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The functions related to the Share button on the DualShock 4 are completely disabled in Persona 5: this means that the PlayStation 4 version of the game will not allow you to take screenshot, record clip or initiate a live streaming.


It is not usual for a game to block almost the PlayStation 4 Share features – sharing photos and videos – but Atlus has opted for this option with Persona 5.

The editors of Polygon have contacted Atlus USA for more clarification, the publisher has confirmed that the Share button is currently inactive and will be once the game will reach the shelves of European shops. “This being a Japanese title with solely a single-playthrough story means Japan is very wary about it,” according to an Atlus representative. “Sharing is currently blocked through the native PS4 UI.”

It is a decision taken to limit the spoilers, as Persona 5 is a game based heavily on the plot and the narration and sharing of short clips or certain screenshots may ruin the experience for some players.

According to the information, the first elements of Persona 5 are unlocked, but after its animated sequence and main menu, Share is deactivated. This will not, however, prevent the game from being recorded by other means, such as an external capture.

Recall that Persona 5 will arrive in Europe on April 4.

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