PS4 controller still has start/select buttons, accessed via Options button
Since Sony revealed the PS4 Dual Shock 4 controller today people across the web have been asking “Where are the Start/Select buttons?”
Well, Sony has an answer for you. Here is their explanation:
While integrating “SELECT” and “START” buttons on DUALSHOCK®3 Wireless
controller into a new “OPTIONS button”.
So the Start/Select buttons have been integrated into the Options button. Presumably when you press the share button you will be prompted to press start or select. This would probably be most useful in classic games sold on the PS Store that require the use of the Start button in order to save your game.
The Start/Select buttons are there, they’re just hidden behind the Options button.