hits PlayStation Store today, free for teachers and students, a new software toolset that facilitates the creation of PlayStation Move-based applications, hits the PlayStation Store today. The software is free to educators and students.


After first announcing the software development kit back at GDC 2011, Sony has revealed it is now available on the PlayStation Store. Free for educators and students, and $99.99 for everyone else, is an application that gives "Academic researchers, faculty, staff, and students... access to PlayStation Move's technology for developing apps beyond traditional gaming — physical therapy, sports rehabilitation, or education." Folks can head over to the official page for more information, and those who qualify can apply for a free version.

According to the announcement, enables users to create "new applications using a PC, the PlayStation Move motion controller, the PlayStation Eye camera, and the PS3 system." Some suggested examples of the types of applications that can be created can be found on the site, and include fitness and nutrition applications for kids, physical therapy and rehabilitation-based apps, fitness training apps, augmented reality apps, and even apps based on "music and the creative arts." There's also a new forum on the community page where app developers will be able to congregate, share, and discuss ideas.

We're curious to see more about what kind of applications people start making, though this explanation video on the PlayStation Blog does a decent job of showing what some folks with early access have been making with it so far.

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