Playstation MOVE headed to the PC?

Sony may have another surprise ready for us at this years GDC. Move Server is a project that will be explained at the conference, but it currently has a brief description on the official GDC website and it outlines a plan for bringing the MOVE to the PC.

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.

However, let’s not get ahead of ourselves here. How will this affect the market? Will games receive official support for the device. Currently the Kinect is supported by open source drivers, but it has yet to receive official backing from Microsoft outside of a few announcements hovering around the web. Perhaps, the device could actually compliment the Kinect. In fact, some individuals are currently using the Wii remote along with the Kinect on the PC. The MOVE could actually be a great substitutive for the Wii remote.

The story doesn’t just end there. In fact they will have some competition from Razer, a well established company that deals with keyboards, Mice, and more. Their product is called the Sixense and it promises a more advanced device based around “magnetic motion sensing technology.” It is currently unclear how much of an attempt Sony will make with the MOVE and the PC platform outside of open source drivers. We will have to tune in at this years Games Developer Convergence this March to find out more information.

Source: gdconf.com