Sony to Bring Move to PC with the Move Server Project


As you may know, Microsoft’s Kinect device has been getting all sorts of development on the PC, making some rather cool uses for the technology (although not officially supported). As for the Move, not so much. That is, until GDC (which takes place from February 28th – March 4th).

Sony’s John McCutchan, the Developer Support lead for SCEA, will be hosting a panel entitled “Update on PlayStation Move Development”. Here is the description of the event (from GDC’s website):

This talk will bring developers up to speed on developing for the PlayStation Move controller. We will cover developing for the new PlayStation Move Sharp Shooter accessory. We will discuss the new Move Server project that will make it possible for academics and hobbyists to develop software using the PlayStation Move controller on their own PCs.

No other word has been made regarding this, but it would be pretty cool to see some of the stuff hobbyists and other developers will use the Move system for. This is the first time I’ve heard of the Move Server project myself. GDC (Game Developers Conference) is the next big gaming event of the year.

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  1. #1 by Luke on February 1st, 2011

    Seems like SONY finally caught on how much success the kinect is getting with all the hacks.

  2. #2 by Oly on February 1st, 2011 [ 132160 Points ]

    This is awesome news.. Sony opening the door easily for others to use their tech is awesome.. Now if they would allow some sort of homebrew on the PS3, maybe the hackers would slow down.. lol uh-huh

  3. #3 by Beastxjason on February 1st, 2011 [ 25926 Points ]

    Cant wait to see what the devs do on the underground side of things.

  4. #4 by Luke on February 1st, 2011 [ 27382 Points ]

    where the hell is xross game chat?

  5. #5 by xDeFcoN_2FasT4Ux on February 1st, 2011 [ 2160 Points ]

    sounds awesome

  6. #6 by Emrah on February 1st, 2011 [ 7319 Points ]

    This is superb, especiallly in the field of 3d modelling and scene setup or similar. Now we’ll have a pointer with z-axis support, I can’t imagine how fast people will work with zbrush now :)

  7. #7 by pedro on February 1st, 2011 [ 39949 Points ]

    Emrah: This is superb, especiallly in the field of 3d modelling and scene setup or similar. Now we’ll have a pointer with z-axis support, I can’t imagine how fast people will work with zbrush now   

    yeah, I think so too.

    However (as a product designer) I fell there’s a great gap to be filled in 3D controlling for modelling. Maybe this is it?

  8. #8 by Jay on February 1st, 2011 [ 83111 Points ]

    Emrah: This is superb, especiallly in the field of 3d modelling and scene setup or similar. Now we’ll have a pointer with z-axis support, I can’t imagine how fast people will work with zbrush now :)   

    that’s the kind of stuff I was thinking, too. Maybe even things like Photoshop and stuff, too, to make drawing easier for those who don’t have a touchscreen or a writing pad. Then there’s all the other stuff it can be used for as well

  9. #9 by Luke on February 1st, 2011 [ 27382 Points ]

    I like these ideas guys, keep the juices flowing. Using this as a pen or a brush might actually be pretty cool. Would even be a great tool to dual the Razor tech that is coming to Portal 2

  10. #10 by Kane112 on February 1st, 2011 [ 34187 Points ]

    Nice there is going to be some interesting stuff coming out for this so many possibilities

  11. #11 by premiersoupir on February 2nd, 2011 [ 17020 Points ]

    c’mon, guys, you’re missing the main application for which the move was clearly designed: sex toy!


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