Sony readies official PS Move support for PCs
Call to cull Kinect development?
Sony has paved the way for developers to use its PlayStation Move technology as an input device, with the launch of an official SDK.
Move.me is an software server application, designed for academics, college students, HCI developers or anyone with a programming interest. Sony says it wants to see how people can take the PS Move beyond gaming, and looks forward to seeing tools developed in areas such as fitness, rehabilitation, learning and the creative industry.
Developers will be able to use the PS Move controller, the PS3 system, the PlayStation Eye camera, and a PC, in their quest to build innovative applications.
Unlike Microsoft - which was prompted into the release of an official Kinect SDK by the hackers that tore Kinect apart and released one first - Sony has appeared more forthcoming. Although would anyone dare unofficially tap into the Move hardware after what is happening to those who've hacked the PS3 console?
Move.me will be available for download on PlayStation network this spring. It is possible to get one sooner though, if you fill out the form on Sony's Move.me webpage.
Are there ulterior motives to such a release - a smidgin of competitiveness perhaps? ®
Actually worse than Kinect
Because it requires you to buy a PS3 instead of just getting the Move hardware.
With the Kinect (and indeed, the PC drivers for the Xbox360 controller) you just buy the hardware you want and attach it to your PC. Much better than needing to buy the entire console and then network it.
> Before the kinect came out it was the preferred bit of homebrew tracking kit - once you open it up and remove the IR blocking filter
Indeed we were working with it to create a cheap eyetracker for disabled users - Sony put a stop to kind of work last year by changing the lens design and making the IR Filter non-removable.
Kinect is where its act these days, I point you at a hundred interesting projects - not aware of any using Move.
newspaper headlines from 2012
The Move SDK was being used by hackers to access the hypervisor code and therefore Sony has disabled support in the latest firmware revision.
Sony version of the story: here is our latest firmware that in line with the T&C, the EULA, etc etc will implement new fantastic security measures as a result of which the Move is now supported only in its function as a dildo.
@fact check and the guy below him
"If you want to make a multitouch table for example, the kinect is definitely not the best solution."
Wouldn't the best solution be a multi-touch table?
The guy below the post also said that he can point to a hundred or so Kinect projects and no Move ones, surely that's just because there isn't any way of interacting with the Move yet?
This will be untill someone figures out their might be a way possible to bootleg a game using the ability then they will remove the ability through a mandatory update (if you want to use anything new on the system)
One question what good does the move do isn't it just a webcam? Looks more like the controller is the thing that senses distance. The kinect is great for robotics for the 3d dept perception for robotics. Only thing I see a move good for if you wanted to make a robot that acted like a blind man and hit everything with the alien vibrator to see how far it could move.
I guess it could have some use if you were making something to essentially play follow the leader.