Sony will open up its PlayStation Move technology, but only for a select few.
Earlier I posted news of the Move.me app. One major question was is this available to everyone? Disappointing news...
Yeah a select few seems a little lame. But if its a process where they start making it more open over time, then thats fine, at the very least.
I dunno if this is true, though. It sounds a lot like speculation to me. He is choosing to interpret a couple of words used in the press announcement to assume that it won't be available to everyone, but he's not quoting anyone from Sony when he says it won't be available to everyone, he's literally just making up an assumption and he does a really good job of stating it like it's a fact. On the PS Blog, they announced it and said: "It allows anyone with a PS3 to experiment with motion controls and is officially sanctioned and supported by Sony Computer Entertainment." Why would they announce it on their public blog and say something like THAT if it wasn't going to be available to "anyone with a PS3." It would be an out-right lie. So DigitalTrends is interpreting one word to say it's not going to be available to everyone, and completely ignoring the statement that blatantly says it WILL be available to everyone with a PS3.
Yep, I think you are right. I found an official link. http://us.playstation.com/p... It looks to me like early availability will be limited, but it will eventually be available to anyone who wants it.
Okay. I can live with that. Give it to the people that can make the most use out of it. But it would be cool if you gave it to us to play with too eventually. Unless they are afraid of what hackers might do to misuse it.
Well personally I wouldn't know what to do with it anyway.... but I am more than happy to experience and enjoy whatever the people who do know what they are doing with it, make from it!
Why is Sony afraid of widespread dissemination of Move? They should open it to PC development.
The PSBlog entry makes it sound like this will be available to anyone with a PS3. McCutchan even goes on to state: "It allows anyone with a PS3 to experiment with motion controls and is officially sanctioned and supported by Sony Computer Entertainment." He then finishes with this thought: "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!" That sure sounds like it will be open to me. If not, I will be very disappointed and there would be no reason for it to be announced on PS Blog.
GeoHott, Steve Ballmer, Tim Burton, Gabe Newell, Tupac Amaru Shakur, Chris Tucker, Dave Chapelle...
Sounds like Little Big Planet. A few create the levels, the majority play them.
this is definitely available to everyone! it however is not anything along the lines of a full SDK. this provides a windows or linux pc with access to the video feed, and motion data, but doesn't provide the software to really do anything to with. i've got some ideas, but don't expect this to actually lead to many independent game applications.
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