PlayStation 4 owners are reporting that Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has a region lock on the console’s Share Play feature.
The feature was just recently enabled for the PlayStation 4 via an update and allows players to stream their games to other people’s systems, even if they don’t own a copy. From then on the recipient can play the game without any restrictions.
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, however, comes with a region lock and for players to be able to utilize its services, they need to be located in the same region. According to report simply switching over to a different PSN account will not help matters. The players really have to be located in the same region.
This may come as an annoyance for those interested in Share Play. Not everyone has friends living in the same locality, especially when it comes to online socializing and gaming. Region locking has always been a topic of controversy as it alienates the consumer base from each other.
Activision has not commented on the matter yet, but I reckon the matter will come to their attention in the coming days. We’ll see if it decides to remove the lock or not.
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s Day Zero Edition was just released and the official launch will follow tomorrow. The game’s first DLC pack Havoc will launch in January and arrive first on the Xbox 360 and Xbox One platforms as part of an exclusivity deal.
The DLC will then arrive on the rest of the platforms a month later, which usually has been the program with the past Call of Duty titles.