GDC 2011: Sony Unveils Move.Me

GDC 2011: Sony Unveils Move.Me

Later today at GDC Sony is to officially unveil Move.Me, a software development application allowing homebrew applications to be created for PlayStation 3′s motion controller, Move.

“Move.Me is a server application runs on the PS3,” John McCutchan, a senior engineer at SCEA, writes on the PlayStation Blog. “It 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.

“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.”

Move.Me is a logical consequence of Microsoft’s announcement last month that it would be officially supporting independent development for Kinect with a dedicated Windows SDK. Sony evidently hopes that Move’s appeal will spread as academics, researchers and hobbyists alike come up with inventive uses for the controller, as has happened since Kinect was hacked shortly after launch.

Source: PlayStation Blog