Sony Computer to Play at GDC

Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. has announced that it will be a major presence at the annual Game Developers Conference, held from March 4-8 at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, Calif. The company’s game developers, programmers, producers, and technology specialists will speak at various sessions throughout the week.

Visitors to the Sony booth will be given the opportunity to explore the latest development tools, including the PlayStation 2 Performance Analyzer and the Linux for PlayStation 2 kit, a hobbyist development environment providing users the ability to run a wide variety of computer applications written for the Linux operating system and create original programs and applications designed to run on Linux.

Also in the offing are live demonstrations of the first-party online game, SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs, and voice-over IP technology (via USB headset). Support engineers will be on hand to provide their insight on the benefits and opportunities of incorporating voice in game design.

In addition, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe will feature its latest development technology, EyeToy, which captures user gestures and actions via camera and transmits them to the game to control gameplay in real-time.