Sony recently announced their plans to release a PC-server application for the Playstation Move system, called Move.me, to encourage homebrew game and application development. At this week’s Game Developer’s Conference, senior SCEA engineer, John McCutchan, explained how Sony will be supporting these developers: “We have some libraries and sample applications written in C# and C which we’re going to put up on google code, licensed with no restrictions, and people can just take that and run with it. We’ll also open a forum for the community to share sample code, contribute to other developers’ work and help all of us make some cool apps.”
Interestingly enough, this all comes at a time when Sony seems to be publicly cracking down on anyone trying to “hack” their Playstation 3 console with custom firmware, homebrew apps and the like. It begs the question, is Sony really interested in assisting the community or are they trying to improve their “big bully” image among developers?