Game Developers Conference Panel Suggests PC PlayStation Move Development

A panel at this year’s Game Developers Conference has the Internet (or, at the very least, the CG chatroom) spinning around in circles with excitement. The panel (ctrl-f for “move”), “Update on PlayStation Move Development,” says the official description, “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.” PC? Wait, what?

There’s a few ways you can interpret the description, the most exciting of which is that Sony plans to open up Move development for the PC in some capacity. Imagine a Move version of Angry Birds! Oh my goodness, I’m certain the universe itself would stop expanding upon learning of that development. Why keep expanding when there’s Angry Birds: Move Edition afoot?

It could also be something far more prosaic, like an academic-only SDK.

Greg tells me that standard-issue PS3 controller can work on Mac just fine, after a quick driver install. It’s not an official solution, but it gets the job done.

Let’s also not forgot that as soon as the Kinect was released hackers had started work on making it run on your friendly neighborhood computer.