Beach Buggy Racing was built for great couch-based multiplayer, and even though we didn’t provide online multiplayer support, you CAN still play one-on-one with a PSN Friend ONLINE provided you both have PlayStation®Plus and your friend doesn’t even need to own the game!
As of PS4 Update 2.00, all PS4 users have the option using Share Play, a screen and controller sharing system that Sony provides for free. To actually bring in a remote player as a second local controller, however, you (the host) and he (the visitor) both need to have PlayStation®Plus enabled for your PSN accounts.
Host: Must have PlayStation®Plus and own Beach Buggy Racing
Visitor: Must have PlayStation®Plus
Steps for creating a Share Play session for Beach Buggy Racing:
- Host launches Beach Buggy Racing.
- Host selects Splitscreen game mode, 2 player Splitscreen.
- Host presses the SHARE button on the controller and brings up the Share menu.
- Host selects Start Share Play
- The hosts Internet Speed is tested. You need a 2Mbps connection or better.
- Host is put into a new Party and can invite his PSN Friend.
- Host invites his PSN Friend to Join his Party, and the Share Play is started.
- Host waits at the Party menu for the Visitor to join.
- When the host complete Step 7 above, you will receive a Notification that you’ve been invited to a Share Play Party. “You received an invitation. Share Play in Party.”
- Accept the invitation, either by holding the PS button when the invitation pops up, by going to Notifications in the PS4’s system menus and selecting it and accepting.
- Select “Join” and wait for the Host’s screen to appear.
- Once the visitor has joined the party, the Host selects “Share Play” on the Party menu, and selects “Give Controller to Visitor.”
- Host selects “Play a Game Together”
- Once the connection is established, the Visitor is now behaving like a second controller on the Host’s system.
Host switches back to Beach Buggy Racing, and the splitscreen racing with the Visitor can begin!
- The host and visitor have to be PSN friends.
- The host and visitor have to be online.
- The number of players who can use Share Play is 2.
- Maximum length of one Share Play session is 60 minutes. When the session ends, you can restart Share Play immediately.
- Only the host earns trophies.
- Game saves will be saved only on the host’s PS4.