SCE Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida has recently confirmed that Sony will allow developers to disable the Dualshock 4’s Share button, basically confirming that every game won’t support the feature. When Sony announced details about the Dualshock 4’s features, the Share button was the most impressive feat I loved about the new controller’s design.
“There will be parts of a game that the maker does not want people to be able to see,” the executive said in an interview with Japanese site 4Gamer translated by Edge. “For example, on Vita, developers can in certain scenes disable the feature that lets users take a screenshot, and (the Share function) will have a similar mechanism. The creator may not want to make video of the final boss sharable, for instance.”
The Share button will allow players to easily capture and upload gameplay footage, and Yoshida said that when Sony unveiled the Share button, the in house team knew it was the right move.
“I wanted to play Dark Souls all day long, but I couldn’t do that because I was too busy. So instead I would watch people playing it live on Niconico whenever I had some spare time,” he said, referring to Japan’s most popular video sharing service.