DualShock 4 video released featuring developers discussing the controller

Thursday, 25th April 2013 14:08 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

A featuring DualShock 4 is below, and in it various developers discuss the new PS4 controller. You get a look at it, but you don’t really see it in action. You at least see it being held to give you a idea of it’s size.



  1. YoungZer0

    Interesting, dare I even say “shocking”.

    I still think the share button is the dumbest thing ever to be found on a controller.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. _LarZen_

    #1 Each to his own I guess…I find the share button and that feature to be one of the most interesting things about it.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. CyberMarco

    I feel that the “share” functionality will be a premium feature…

    #3 2 years ago
  4. tmac2011

    i think im gonna enjoy the share button best thing they will ever do, cuz if your playing a game and something crazy happens, like once i threw a knife up in the air in mw3 without even trying i killed someone across the map. less wires to and dont need a computer on to do this. i really do hope GTAV is on ps4 so i can record gameplay video when i first get it :D

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Erthazus

    Share button – cool feature?
    Oh lol… LOL…
    Loooool… Next … “Standby mode” will be innovation or “Pause”

    Next-Next gen consoles will have buttons that will help to edit screenshots or videos. Innovation.

    Multitasking on consoles – innovation and cool features.

    1080p – revolution too.


    #5 2 years ago
  6. Darth-Bader

    That’s one gorgeous controller!

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Beta

    Well I like the controller. :p

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Samoan Spider

    It doesn’t look too bad. Like last time, it’ll come down to weight, shape and comfort. For me, the 360 controller was far better. So much so I got a 360 styled PS3 controller just to satisfy my bugbear. But this looks like a proper revision so it’ll be good to play with it and see how it feels. Not feeling the touchy bit so much, but again, I’ll have to see how it works in practice.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. CyberMarco

    I know I shouldn’t feed the trolls, but whatever…

    @5 – Was this feature implement before in consoles, video-game consoles, NOT PC, but consoles. I can’t see why things like these don’t bring new things to the table.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Kaufer

    I feel that the DS4 having two shorter protusions(?) in the front where the R1/L1 were are really off putting. Its doesn’t look like a Dualshock without it, which I know is the point of the redesign. But it feels like a BMW without the distinctive grill or something like that.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. OlderGamer

    “Like last time, it’ll come down to weight, shape and comfort. For me, the 360 controller was far better. So much so I got a 360 styled PS3 controller just to satisfy my bugbear.”

    This. Exactly.

    To me the share button is a waste of effort.

    The left thumb stick is still in the wrong place. The first console pad I used with a analog thumb stick was Segas Saturn Night pad, the stick was in the upper left. The Dreamcast put the thumb stick in the upper left. The Gamecube pad was also upper left. The xb pad was upper left. And ofc the xb360 pad and the WiiU gamepad are both upper left. It just makes sense, gives a better feel and better control. Ofc, that is, perhaps just my opinon. However alot of other people share that pov. Including the people that made all of those said pads.

    And I worry very much about the controler “still mantaining the feel of the dualshock 3″. I didn’t like the DS3. To this day it is why I favor XB over PS. Buying a thrid party pad designed after the MS pads help ofc.

    All of that being said I am looking forward to getting my hands on it. Maybe it feels different, I hope so. Because if I buy a PS4 or XBnxt, I am leaning PS4.

    But for me, the pad makes or breaks it.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. KrazyKraut

    LiveStream and a ShareButton (for all games on the ps4) is not innovative.

    well…may I ask what would be innovative for you?

    #12 2 years ago
  13. OlderGamer

    KK livestream has been in OnLive(just as an example). And a video capture feature has been around for awhile. All on PC ofc. But that was his point. But if you look at games evolution it is no suprise that consoles often follow PC. But sometimes it goes the other way too.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. YoungZer0

    @12: More graphics.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. DrDamn

    I like it. Like the share button to. Just Cause 2 on PS3 had this built in, but building it in to the OS is the real key here. That is the feature. It’s there for every single player on every single game.

    That is Erth in a video nutshell :)

    #15 2 years ago
  16. Erthazus

    “may I ask what would be innovative for you?”

    Something that I never heard of before. That’s innovation.
    Something like “Share button” has been before since the keyboard was invented.
    Multitasking and other features were long time ago.

    “Share” button is actually a quite primitive feature aka “Pr Sc button” basically. If you go watch youtube videos of people playing games they edited a lot of stuff with various software.

    you can’t do that with Share button. Share button will do nothing really.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Kaufer

    #16 Thats not how you define innovation. Semantically speaking what you describe is invention.

    And about the new buttons. Those are just renamed Select and Start buttons which haven’t done what its called for in a long time. The most common function of Start is PAUSE which doesn’t make sense to call something that “starts something” but actually does the opposite. Now the name would actually fit the function.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. Beta

    Although the XBOX controller is undeniably better for comfort (though the look is a bit Fisher Price esque)

    I have zero problems with the Dualshock comfort wise. Probably since I grew up with the PS1 and PS2 and have rather small hands ;p

    #18 2 years ago
  19. DrDamn

    Actually the share button will allow you to edit clips too. Again all through the OS.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. xino

    the controller is good, i like the touch pad.
    but share is not new, it’s already on Onlive. If only they can built it up.

    like share a picture and save it as background, avatar or something.
    you can’t just copy what Onlive did and try to say it’s the next best innovative thing:/

    even F.E.A.R 3 on ps3, you can take screenshot and save it directly on PS3, same with Wipeout 3.
    7th gen games did a lot of new things man, ps4 is not doing much new

    #20 2 years ago
  21. DrDamn

    When you hit the share button you get the option for screen grab, video or streaming. It’s not innovative as such, but a very nice feature to put front and centre on a console.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. SlayerGT

    @2 I can’t wait to see how it works myself. The video playback quality and such. I have so many hilarious videos saved from Just Cause 2. And since I got my Vita I’ve become addicted to taking screen shots. My friend and I got so good at Bad Company 2 Vietnam we started trying to get ridiculous kills. Wish I videos of all of them. He has some. I’m excited to check out triggers also. Can’t wait.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. monkeygourmet

    Share button is a really good idea, Im glad Sony copied it.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. Fin


    Woah, I didn’t realise Erth made Youtube videos???

    #24 2 years ago
  25. PEYJ

    I’d love to share my buttons.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. polygem

    let me sign what samoan spider and og said.

    i do have a good feeling about the ds4 though. it looks like it will feel great in your hands. really makes me want to pick it up instantly and start playing a game. looks rock solid to me. it´ll have more weight and will be bigger. the sticks look much more comfortable and less wobbly too. sure, i´d prefer to have the analog sticks like on the 360 pad (just feels more natural to me)but i can see why they didn´t Change it. this way it still Looks very much like an iconic PS Controller. overall i think theý´ve done a great job with the redesign. i personally never liked the classic ds design, to me it really is a piece of crap controller. sorry but it´s no lie, just my true feelings. the ds is the main reason i never totally bought into the playstation brand. seriously. the controller is ESSENTIAL. it´s what you use to play the games. sony understands that now and all the attention the ds4 gets to actually present with it what the ps4 actually has in store, shows that. i know very well that this is just my opinion though and i do not want to have a fight about which controller is better because there just aint no right or wrong in this case. the one you personally prefer wins. simple as that…but that said i really do think the ds4 could keep the dualshock fans happy but at the same time it can win over some of the 360 pad lovers. cannot wait to check that thing out myself. if designed well, controllers truly ROCK. face it pc fanboys :)

    #26 2 years ago
  27. Fin

    Anyone who complains about the share button hasn’t seen OnLive’s video wall.

    That shit was awesome.

    #27 2 years ago
  28. monkeygourmet


    true story

    #28 2 years ago
  29. PC_PlayBoy

    The DualShock controller continues to be as shit as ever. The DS4 looks like a cheap 3rd party peripheral with some gimmick bolted onto it.

    #29 2 years ago
  30. theevilaires

    Anything PlayStation is just awesome. That entire video presentation was artistically beautiful. You’ll never see Microsoft or Nintendo so anything on that level. I really hope the DS4 goes on sale immediately after E3 because its evident the controller is final and ready to be manufactured today for shipping.

    I think I will use the share button a lot also. $100 says Microsoft will copy that feature with the Duke 4 or whatever they’re calling the next iteration of that horrible 360 controller.

    #30 2 years ago
  31. PC_PlayBoy

    Where the analogues should be!

    #31 2 years ago
  32. CyberMarco

    Personally I don’t have any particular problem with the DS3. It gets the job done, same thing with the 360 pad.

    #32 2 years ago
  33. Shuklar

    I really need to stop reading comments on the internet. So many entitled fuckwads who don’t what the fuck they’re talking about.

    #33 2 years ago
  34. Da Man

    So, several Sony employed phukwits babble about another recycled iteration of a 1995 pad..

    #34 2 years ago

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