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PCs to Get PlayStion Move via 'Move Server'

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Developers, start your engines.


We’ve heard about the possibility of Move being used with PCs in the past. However, it seems Sony is serious about bringing its motion-sensing peripheral to computers, as a leaked synopsis for a panel set to take place at Game Develops Conference later this month betrays that the company will be making a little announcement for developers.

The description of the panel, which is called ‘Update on PlayStation Move’ reveals Sony plans to speak about a little something called “Move Server.”

“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,” the comment reads. “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.”

Nothing else in the way of information, but GDC kicks off on February 28, so there really isn’t long to wait.

(via GamesIndustry.biz)

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    andy001z , 2 February 2011 15:55
    Hmm nice to see hardware reaching across platforms, but how usefull is it going to be having a motion controller on a PC setup. I for one don't have that must space between me and my monitor. Certainly not enough to swing a cat let alone a Sony icecream cone.
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    LePhuronn , 2 February 2011 16:45
    andy001zhow usefull is it going to be having a motion controller on a PC setup.


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    ...make it possible for academics and hobbyists to develop software...on their own PCs.


    I don't think it's intended, at least initially, for consumer games use. There's lots of research that can be done into new methods of interaction with computer systems (especially for children and those with disabilities and learning disorders), and it's nice to see Sony stepping up and making Move officially available on a non-Sony platform.

    Personally I'd prefer Kinect so there's no tangible device I'd need to use, although Kinetic isn't without its own issues.
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    dillyflump , 2 February 2011 18:55
    Wavy controllers meh, us pc geeks are still waiting for a tron suit :( 
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    LePhuronn , 2 February 2011 19:20
    dillyflumpWavy controllers meh, us pc geeks are still waiting for a tron suit


    No, we're waiting for direct neural connections through a wireless cranial interface.

    While wearing a TRON suit.
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    Anonymous , 8 February 2011 14:27
    still waiting for my jet pack