PlayStation Move Getting Opened Up For The PC?

The PlayStation Move motion-sensing controller could, someday soon, work officially with more than just your PlayStation 3. Thanks to a project called Move Server, enthusiast game developers and academics may one day build Move-powered games for the PC.

Move Server is briefly detailed in a Sony-sponsored session planned for this year's Game Developers Conference. Senior developer support engineer John McCutchan from Sony Computer Entertainment America will apparently explain what Move Server is in just a few weeks.

From the description of the session, Update on PlayStation Move Development: "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."

PlayStation Move's competitor Kinect may also come to the PC, officially. Hackers and open source software devs have already created gobs of fascinating Kinect hacks for the PC, a promotional opportunity that Sony may not want to pass up.

We've contacted SCEA for more information about Move Server, but have not yet heard back.

Update on PlayStation Move Development (Presented by SCEA) [GDC - Thanks Sumo!]


    Using the Move for PC games, with the Kinect camera as the tool to track the Move... make this happen!

    Yeah - because that academic & hobbyist community for Move is so huge already...

    I like the look of the motion controller Valve are bringing out for PC better. Plus, I dare say they'd have more success seeing as they'll be using Portal 2 for a launch title...

    I totaqlly regret buying my Move..thingy. I never use it. It just sits there collecting dust.

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