Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios President Shuhei Yoshida has been known for streaming quite a lot of gameplay from his personal PS4 since the launch of the console, thanks to the feature prompted by the “share” button on the DualShock 4. He explained the reason why during the “Kurokawa School: Thinking the Future of Entertainment” round table at which he appeared with Comcept President Keiji Inafune, and that was livestreamed on Nico Nico.
Yoshida said that the Share Feature is “absolutely addictive if you try it out”. He also mentioned that, inspired by how users were enjoying the feature, he went as far as canceling plans for dinner in order to stream games live.
He finally explained why he likes it so much:
You receive tips on gameplay, tricks and impressions in the comments from the audience, it’s fun like playing with other guys.
It’s hard to disagree there. It’s not a coincidence that streaming over Twich and other similar services has become so popular in the past few years. Quite a few of our own staff here at DualShockers are getting addicted too due to the PS4 (if you follow our Twitter you’ll know when they stream), and I have to prod them to get back to writing.