Sony corners hobbyists and academics with PC PlayStation Move support

In what can only be a desperate move to shift more units of the PlayStation Move, Sony is expected to unveil PC support for its motion controller at this year's Game Developers Conference. With Microsoft's Kinect selling over 8 million units in its first 60 days and hobbyists spawning all those incredible hacks, Sony's likely shaking in its pants right now.

Dubbed the "Move Server," Sony might just dole out the necessary drivers required for the Move to function on hardware other than the PlayStation 3.

Taken from a scheduled Sony GDC talk synopsis:

Move Server project will make it possible for academics and hobbyists to develop software using the PlayStation Move controller on their own PCs.

It appears Sony wants in on all the amazing hacking fun that Kinect hackers have been churning out day and night. As the last motion controller that has yet to show off some serious hacks — I suppose it's better that it'll get some pseudo-official ones than none.

For now, we'll just have to wait until GDC 2011 to see what Sony has up its sleeves.

GDC, via SlashGear and Engadget

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