Nvidia brings PS4’s Share Play feature to PC

Nvidia is updating its GeForce Experience software through which it will give PC gamers the option to stream a game to another user’s PC over the Internet, and play cooperatively without the need for both users to own the game. The new feature is called GameStream co-op, and is launching alongside the forthcoming beta release of GeForce Experience in the weeks to come.

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The new feature will offer three different modes.

  • Observe the host PC’s game
  • Mirror and take over controls of the host PC on the guest PC
  • ¬†Coop play between the host and guest PCs.

Of course, games will actually need to support offline coop in order for the third mode to function. GameStream co-op will make use of the same technology that is used for Nvidia’s GameStream service. However, while GameStream allows allows you to stream a game over a local network at 1080p, GameStream coop will only support 720p streaming at 60 FPS for now. It will use h.264 encoding, and will require a minimum recommended upload speed of 6Mbps.

The new Nvidia GeForce Experience update will also bring another exciting feature, namely a new user interface for its ShadowPlay DVR capture suite. It will come with a new overlay that will provide you quick access to ShadowPlay. The idea is to make it easier for you to start/stop recording, activate instant play recording, and perform quick edits and upload directly to YouTube. The new overlay will also come with built-in support for Twitch streaming, in addition to recording options for microphones and webcams.

Thanks Ars Technica.