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PCs to Get PlayStation Move via 'Move Server'

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)

  • elcentral
    dont it haw eny tumb stick and if so why? the only reason i culd think of is a mmorpg for this 1 for possible your sword and 1 for your shield so u can def stuff thats not infront of you and attack however you like. witch dosent mather cus there is no tumb stick so you cant move.
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  • CoffeeDrinker
    Ok seriously, Elcentral, please speak proper English, is it so hard to type in full, and not like you are on a IM service. it will also make alot more sense when typing in full!!!! If you cant, then i think you need to quit gaming.
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  • thillntn
    I still don't want to buy one. Who knows what kind of rootkit the driver could have :)
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  • casperstouch
    I have one, and it is so much fun. I get so much exercise with the Sword fighting in Champions. I think that if it moved to PC and I could use my FPS games with it I'd be happy. :) I'm all for inter connectivity.
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  • TeKEffect
    its actually a cool piece of hardware. It will be interesting to see what they can do with it on the pc
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  • and the funny thing is there is nothing preventing you from pairing a kinect with a move on the pc
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  • caeden
    Used one on my friend's PS3 and it is way better than the wiimote/kinect, but I still prefer a good old controller for most things. The biggest problem I had with it was that it was very sensitive to where you place the camera, and the further back you stand the better it works, but most rooms are not big enough, and by the time you are far enough away it is hard to see the PS3 detail on the screen (unless you have a nice 46"+).
    But it is a giant step forward with a minimal delay (still noticeable, but better than the wii, and the wii wasn't bad to begin with), very accurate to orientation, and doesn't freak out too much when a little kid spazzes out with it in front of the TV.
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  • Twist86
    How about instead of a stupid controller 99% of us wont use on our PC we get a PS3 emulator instead!
    Imagine the price drop. Emulation would be cheaper to do and no physical parts to sell/rma and games transferred via the torrent protocol would be much cheaper.

    Though greed would make the prices stay the same ~_~
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  • rwpritchett
    If in a multiplayer game two people went head-to-head, one with the move, and one with a traditional mouse/keyboard or thumbstick controller setup, who do you think has the advantage? (No really, I'm curious what people think).

    I read somewhere recently that PC fps players destroy console fps players on cross platform games because of the keyboard/mouse advantage. It seems logical that this handicap would be increased using a motion controller.
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  • tburns1
    I prefer a utilitarian approach. Can I get one that is not in a gay color?
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