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PS5 Game Sharing

Here’s How PS5 Game Sharing Works

One of the more important things that people want to know when picking up a new console is how game sharing works. Whether you’re sharing with a loved one, or another console in another part of your house, it’s always good to know what the process is.

HOW TO GAME SHARE ON PS5

The good news is that PS5 handles game sharing in almost the exact same way as your PS4. Instead of the primary system, it’s now called ‘Console Sharing and Offline Play’. Basically, instead of one of your consoles being the primary PS5 for your account, you can now enable one PS5 console to have ‘Console Sharing and Offline Play enabled’.

What this means is that the one PS5 console that has this enabled is free to play these games offline, and other accounts on that system will also be free to play all the games (and earn trophies etc). For the PS5s that have this PSN ID on their system, but don’t have Console Sharing and Offline Play enabled, you will need to remain online at all times whilst playing the game, and also logged into the PSN account that owns the game.

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WILL PS5 GAME SHARING EFFECT PS4 GAME SHARING?

So the good news is that no it will not. These are completely separate to having the PS5 set as your primary Console Sharing and Offline Play account, so you’re free to have a PS5 set as your primary, and still have a PS4 as your primary without effecting each other. It also seems that you can be logged into a PS4 and a PS5 at the same time without logging each other out.

PS5 Console Sharing

PS5 CONSOLE SHARING AND OFFLINE PLAY AS DETAILED BY THE PS5

[Console Sharing and Offline Play is enabled for you on this PS5.

Do you want to disable Console Sharing and Offline Play? If you do, anyone who uses this PS5 will be unable to play your games and media.

You can have one PS5 with Console Sharing and Offline Play enabled. Note that this has no impact on your primary PS4 if you have one set.

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