PS4 “Interact From Stream” Feature Is Already Active
If you followed the PS4 reveal back in February 2013 at the PlayStation Meeting, you might remember that amongst the many, enticing PS4 features detailed by Mark Cerny, there was one which enabled streamers to interact with their public: for example, it was said, if the streamer died in the game, they could revive him/her, or aid in other ways.
This particular feature struck a chord with me, as I’ve always been looking for deeper and more varied interaction in online gaming. However, after that no one talked about it anymore, and one could have assumed that the feature was still being finalized; as always, Neogaf comes to the rescue with evidence suggesting that the “interact” feature is, in fact, already active in some games.
First of all, there’s this screenshot hinting at several options to choose while interacting in Dynasty Warriors 8 on PS4, and then Shuhei Yoshida himself confirmed that Tecmo Koei‘s title supports the feature:
@GazVon TecmoKoei's Dynasty Warrior already uses the feature.
— Shuhei Yoshida (@yosp) January 25, 2014
There’s more confirmation for other games though, as the newly released Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition appears to have the feature as well, and Gematsu reports that Yakuza Ishin will use it in a rather creative way: with a high enough number of comments, the player will gain beneficial effects.
It appears, then, that the feature is embedded in the system and it is only up to developers to activate it in their games. Would you like to see it in more titles, and do you have any clever ideas on what to do with it? Tell us below.