PlayStation Move controller support coming to PCs via Sony's Move Server project

Microsoft has floated the idea of officially supporting its Kinect gesture-based game controller in the PC realm after hackers have used it for various experiments, but Sony may beat it to the punch with support for its own PlayStation Move motion controllers.According to our sister site CNET, Sony exec John McCutchan will discuss a project called Move Server at the upcoming Game Developers Conference.

Microsoft has floated the idea of officially supporting its Kinect gesture-based game controller in the PC realm after hackers have used it for various experiments, but Sony may beat it to the punch with support for its own PlayStation Move motion controllers.

According to our sister site CNET, Sony exec John McCutchan will discuss a project called Move Server at the upcoming Game Developers Conference. The description of McCutchan's talk is summarized thusly:

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.

You might notice that "game developers" isn't listed, which would cast some doubt on whether there would be any Move-compatible PC games given Sony's official blessing. With its continuing championing of computer gaming, Microsoft would seem more likely to try to adapt the Kinect as a gaming device for the PC.

Of course, Microsoft hasn't confirmed when it will provide any official support for the Kinect and PCs, so if the Move Server initiative is close to launch, hackers may have a new device to play around with.

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