130° application for "select few"

Sony will open up its PlayStation Move technology, but only for a select few.

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Spitfire_Riggz2572d ago

Earlier I posted news of the app. One major question was is this available to everyone? Disappointing news...

sinncross2572d ago

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.

callahan092572d ago

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.

Arksine2572d ago (Edited 2572d ago )

Yep, I think you are right. I found an official link.

It looks to me like early availability will be limited, but it will eventually be available to anyone who wants it.

blackburn52572d ago

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.

DanSolo2572d ago

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!

hesido2572d ago

Why is Sony afraid of widespread dissemination of Move? They should open it to PC development.

Arksine2572d ago

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.

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