Shuhei Yoshida Confirms Live-Streaming Will Not Be Available Through PS4 Remote Play

on September 23, 2013 10:23 AM

While the PS4 is getting ever so closer to release, with only about two months left before its launch, new details both big and small continue to pop up regarding the system’s capabilities and just what it can do.

Fortunately, the official Twitter account of Shuhei Yoshida, President of Sony’s Worldwide Studios, continues to be a reliable source of smaller announcements and updates for Sony’s newest console, and earlier today a new confirmation was tweeted regarding the PS4’s live-streaming capabilities.

After receiving a question from a fan via Twitter about whether the PS4 will be able to record a live-stream while using Remote Play, Yoshida confirmed (with a simple “no” answer) that the system will not be able to support both functions at the same time. Whether this is due to hardware/software limitations is unknown at the moment, but presumably bandwidth considerations can be the main culprit (playing the game over Remote Play while trying to stream high-quality footage is no easy connection feat) behind the inability to live-stream a game through Remote Play.

Sony will release the PS4 this holiday season on November 15th, 2013.

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Ryan is the Features Editor at DualShockers, with over five years' experience in the world of video games culture and writing. He holds a BA in English & Cinema from Binghamton University, and lives in New York City.