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Sony confirms SDK for PlayStation Move programming on PC

by Steven Williamson on 3 March 2011, 09:22

Tags: Sony Computers Entertainment Europe (NYSE:SNE)

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Sony has revealed a new software suite that will allow academics, indie developers and hobbyists to create new applications for PlayStation Move using a PC.

Via the PlayStation Blog, John McCutchan, Senior Engineer with SCEA’s Developer Support team, reveals Move. Me.

"Move.Me is a server application that runs on the PS3 system. It allows anyone with a PS3 to experiment with motion controls and is officially sanctioned and supported by Sony Computer Entertainment. Move.Me sends the complete state of the PlayStation Move and navigation controllers to the PC, giving you the exact same data that licensed developers typically have access to."

Via the blog, Sony has issued a rally call to aspiring software developers...

"We see Move.Me as an opportunity to satisfy the need for new, innovative interactive technology in fields like academia, healthcare, and more, as well as to support new developers and inspire applications that we could never have imagined. We hope it will be used to discover new ways of connecting individuals with information, and maybe even discovering a new healthcare application or two. We know that some of you out there are aspiring software developers yourselves and we’re eager to see what kinds of applications Move.Move inspires. Maybe an aspiring developer like you will create the next big thing with PlayStation Move."

With the launch of the SDK promised shortly, it appears that Sony has followed in Microsoft's footsteps, who recently revealed that a Kinect for Windows SDK will launch this Spring. Microsoft's software will also allow third parties to create Windows applications that use the motion-gaming sensor.

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