Originally Posted by aaronwt
It's the same with XBL. This is nothing new with PSN is it? I thought this was how both behaved? I've never had two Sony systems before but I plan on getting a second PS4 soon.
Aaron, I really really don't understand why 5 different users here are misunderstanding me, I presume it is because none of them runs a 2nd PS4.
Let me clear the air with lists.
1) When you activate a system (PS4-1), as primary, it permanently places content licenses (or permanently removes checking for them, idk). The primary system can play digital content 24/7 without fault no matter whether you are signed in or not, no matter whether Russian hackers are storming the Sony firewalls. Additionaly any other user can sign-in and play your content.
2) When you buy a 2nd system (PS4-2), you can only play your digital content as long a Sony online server allows your PS4 to connect and verify.
2a) You cannot have a PS4-2 play content offline...ever.
3) If you wish to activate PS4-2 as the primary, you must physically go to PS4-1 and deactivate it first, then sign-in to PS4-2 and activate as primary.
4) There is no web-browser online method of deactivating, it can be done once a year over the phone with Sony support.
5) (3) seems reasonable...if the consoles are located in the same premises. If PS4-2 is at a 2nd site (like my work's rec room) and then you get there and to find a PSN outage you're SOL.
I don't "want" what the Xbone was originally meant to do, I just want a longer check in time for non-primary consoles. I can't imagine there is any monetary loss in extending instant check-in to a 72-hour period. The friggin reason I bought some digital games was so I didn't have to transport the stupid plastic disc to a 2nd location. Yeah that kind of sounds like the original xbone.