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Sony Unveils Move.Me at GDC 2011 for Aspiring PS3 Developers


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175w ago - Sony's Senior Engineer John McCutchan at Developer Support has unveiled Move.Me at GDC 2011 which is a PlayStation 3 server application that allows anyone with a PS3 to experiment with motion controls and is officially sanctioned and supported by Sony Computer Entertainment.

To quote: John McCutchan, Senior Engineer with SCEA's Developer Support team, here to tell you about an exciting initiative we're unveiling for PlayStation Move during [Register or Login to view links] this week.

Later today, I'll be giving a [Register or Login to view links] on Move.Me, a new software application that provides academics and hobbyists access to PlayStation Move's technology, enabling them to create entirely new applications using a PC, the Move motion controller, the PlayStation Eye, and the power of the PlayStation 3 system.

We know many of you might not be able to make the trek to San Francisco for the show, so we wanted to give you a quick overview of Move.Me here.

When we launched PlayStation Move last September, we knew it would set a new benchmark for precision in motion controlled gaming. Even before PlayStation Move was publicly available to all of you, we were talking about the device's potential implications for academics and researchers.

While visiting conferences like Games for Health and [Register or Login to view links] last year, these same researchers and academics expressed strong interest in utilizing PlayStation Move's cutting edge technology for their own purposes. Move.Me is the result of these conversations, and is an opportunity for PlayStation to inspire new, revolutionary applications in other fields beyond gaming.

So, what exactly is Move.Me? In short, 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.

What does this mean to you? 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!







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boarder1042's Avatar
#6 - boarder1042 - 175w ago
Lmfao, wow Sony, a little late to the game, not to mention you alienated everyone that wanted to develop without having to pay enormous fees to you by banning and suing the crap out of the people that hack your system to develop programs for it.
Not to mention they will record everything you do for their own developmental gain.

barrybarryk's Avatar
#5 - barrybarryk - 175w ago
and obviously has nothing to do with the fact a windows driver has already surfaced lol..

Foamy's Avatar
#4 - Foamy - 175w ago
Lmfao, wow Sony, a little late to the game, not to mention you alienated everyone that wanted to develop without having to pay enormous fees to you by banning and suing the crap out of the people that hack your system to develop programs for it.

Way to go.
Idiots.

Tatsh2DX's Avatar
#3 - Tatsh2DX - 175w ago
Who cares? Any 'aspiring PS3 developer' is just going to hack their PS3 and run code exactly how they want to, not how Sony dictates; then once ready to work with Sony, they will follow 'rules'.

Phromik's Avatar
#2 - Phromik - 175w ago
Just wait for it. Someone will write some code to use the Kinect and the Move data together. 3D + Move motion tracking. I'm calling it now.

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