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Share Button On Dual Shock 4 Pitched By Sony Santa Monica

That Share button on the new Dual Shock 4 is a nifty feature, isn't it? Do you know who originally suggested it?

It was Sony Santa Monica creative director Nathan Gary. According to a recent Edge interview with Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida, the boss explained how the new controller's Share button came into being:

"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? He was helping out the external development, heavily involved in helping the development of Journey and Unfinished Swan at Santa Monica Studios."

Yoshida said Gary put together a PowerPoint presentation and pitched the Share button theory, which Sony agreed was a "brilliant idea." So it turned out to be a "pretty quick decision" and lo and behold, the creative director had directly contributed to the Dual Shock 4's fresh layout. Wouldn't it be nice to get this kind of recognition? It's a pretty good idea, after all.

Tags: ps4, playstation 4, ps4 controller, ps4 controller share button, sony santa monica

4/22/2013 9:44:45 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (12 posts)

WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, April 22, 2013 @ 10:33:44 PM
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The share button seems logical for the way the network is going to be, but I'm not so pleased over the cartoony look of the lightbar on the controller.

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Killa Tequilla
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 @ 12:19:06 AM

You look at the controller when you are playing?

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Cesar_ser_4
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 @ 1:17:18 AM

Is it just me or does kt's avatar keep getting bigger and bigger?

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Alejandro562
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 @ 1:21:13 AM

I have not seen the controller , i want to be moist at first look.

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Beamboom
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 @ 3:48:39 AM

I think the lightbar looks cool! In fact, I love the design of the new controller. A perfect blend of the familiar and something new, high-tech.

The PC world has *nothing* like that to show for.

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Simcoe
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 @ 8:22:33 AM

Probably looks nicer than a glowing ball attached to the front of the controller!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 @ 4:46:47 PM

Yes I look at my controller while I play because I play with it backward and stream the images to my mind.

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Axe99
Monday, April 22, 2013 @ 11:49:52 PM
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I like how Yoshida has given the cred to the person that suggested it and put it forward :).

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Beamboom
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 @ 3:48:56 AM

Yup!

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Sir Dan
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 @ 10:25:19 AM
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I like the new controller very much. Looks sharp and keeps the classic config for the most part.

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wackazoa
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 @ 12:01:13 PM
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Good to see this guy is getting his recognition. I will never use the button though. Ever.

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Clamedeus
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 @ 3:05:25 PM

Never say never! Haha. :P

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