The PlayStation 5 (PS5) is the latest gaming console from Sony, and it has been a hit among gamers worldwide. One of the features that make the PS5 stand out is the ability to game share. Game sharing allows you to share your games with friends or family members, and they can play them on their console without having to purchase them. However, some users have reported that their games are locked on PS5 after game sharing. In this article, we will explore the reasons behind this issue and how to fix it.
Games are locked on PS5
If you have shared a game with a friend or family member, and they have played it on their console, you may notice that the same game is locked on your PS5. This issue occurs when you do not enable “Console Sharing and Offline Play” on your system using the user account that is tied to the purchased game .
Enabling Console Sharing and Offline Play
To enable Console Sharing and Offline Play, follow these steps:
1. Go to Settings on your PS5.
2. Select Users and Accounts.
3. Select Other.
4. Select Console Sharing and Offline Play.
5. Select Enable.
Enabling Console Sharing and Offline Play allows anyone who uses your PS5 console to play your games and media even when the console is offline .
Fixing the issue
If you have enabled Console Sharing and Offline Play, but your games are still locked on PS5, there are a few things you can do to fix the issue.
Firstly, you can try making yourself primary on your system and restart your PS5 . This solution has worked for many users who have experienced the same issue.
Another solution is to log into the profile of the person you are sharing the game with and enable Console Sharing and Offline Play on your system while on their profile. They need to do the same thing with your profile as well .
Game sharing is an excellent feature that allows you to share your games with friends and family members. However, it can be frustrating when your games are locked on PS5 after game sharing. By enabling Console Sharing and Offline Play and making yourself primary on your system, you can fix this issue and continue enjoying your games.