Sony have today announced the next step in their support for academia, researchers and programming hobbyists by launching Move.me.
The new software tool is designed to make developing for the PlayStation Move platform more accessible. Available today in the UK, the software has been created to enable the creation of applications that go far beyond traditional gaming. Move.me extends the Move platform in order to facilitate rapid prototyping of both game and non-game concept on PCs by using the Move controller as an input device. This allows the controller to be used for greater experimentation beyond gaming and idea generation. It also opens the door for more advanced innovative research.
Maria Stukoff, Head of Academic Development and Partnerships at SCEE had the following to say regarding Move.me:
“Move.me is already being used by various universities in North America in cutting edge physical therapy and creative design projects, so we’re eagerly anticipating what else is possible now we’ve extended its availability, A BETA trial is already underway with academia across the UK and Europe, so we’re some expecting some exciting developments in the year ahead that really stretch the imagination.”
To see Move.me in action, visit http://www.viddler.com/explore/sceablog/videos/1989/ or http://eu.playstation.com/moveme
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