The new Share button on the Dualshock 4 has gotten a lot of praise, not only from developers and publishers, but from potential buyers as well. DualShock 4’s Share button was originally pitched to SCE bosses by Sony Santa Monica creative director Nathan Gary, Shuhei Yoshida has stated. The new share button will allow players to instantly upload gameplay footage directly from their PS4’s, and it would be the perfect tool for codcasters and youtubers.
“After the core hardware, the CPU and GPU, had been decided the project shifted to designing and discussing what should be the user experience of people who be playing games on PS4,” Yoshida told EDGE. “So we formed the cross-functional groups of people from SCEI hardware group and Worldwide Studios and Sony network services teams to meet every month, almost. And Mark [Cerny] was heavily involved and leading some discussions. And the idea of sharing and seamless integration with social networks, that was heavily discussed.”
“I think it was [creative director] Nathan Gary in Santa Monica studios who suggested it: how about adding a dedicated button on the controller so that everybody can just press that button to share?” The PS4 is scheduled to come out this holiday season.