Printed from http://www.electronista.com

PlayStation 4 title banned on Twitch, Europe loses social features

updated 09:37 am EST, Thu November 28, 2013

The Playroom banned on Twitch due to non-gaming usage

The Sony PlayStation 4 has hit a number of stumbling blocks, just before the company launches the game console in Europe. Game video streaming partner Twitch has banned one launch title from the service outright, and European users will also be missing out on a number of social features for the days following the console's launch.

The Playroom, a PlayStation Camera augmented reality game that is bundled with the PlayStation 4, is no longer listed on Twitch's stream directory. The Twitch terms of service states that it is for the use of game content alone, something which is ignored by people using the game as a lifestreaming system for other purposes. A Twitch spokesperson told All Things D that content "is always gauged on a case by case basis," with a majority of The Playroom users opting to use it for their own "shows" instead of how it was supposed to be used. This decision could potentially be reversed in the future, especially considering the PlayStation 4's focus on video sharing.

The Playroom (PlayStation 4)
The Playroom (PlayStation 4)


For the European launch, Sony will be disabling two social features items already being used in the United States. "What's New," a way to view the activities of friends on the PS4, as well as a "Content Information Screen" for activities relating to specific titles, will be unavailable at launch for European users, with the PlayStation blog advising that they will be switched back on within days "once the intensity of launch day calms down." Other PSN features, such as online multiplayer games, trophies, and live broadcasting of video, will still be available to use.

The PlayStation 4 is launching across Europe tomorrow, November the 29th.



By Electronista Staff
toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Advertisement

Recent Reviews

Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3500 projector

Trying to find the perfect projector for a home theater can be tricky, as there are bountiful options on the market from a large numbe ...

Thecus N2310 NAS

For every computer user, there comes a point of critical mass in data storage. When it hits, external hard drives, USB sticks and DVD ...

iRig Pads

When it comes to mobile music products, IK Multimedia has positioned itself as one of the top suppliers. Right from the early days of ...

Advertisement

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News