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Stereoscopic 3D Gaming Officially Hits PlayStation 3 Tomorrow


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220w ago - Today Sony's Director of Hardware Marketing John Koller has confirmed that the ultimate 3D gaming experience, stereoscopic 3D gaming, is arriving on the PlayStation 3 entertainment system tomorrow as part of the planned 3D PS3 Firmware update.

To quote: Starting tomorrow, high-definition stereoscopic 3D gaming will be available in your very own living rooms! As you already know, all PlayStation 3 systems are already equipped with everything they need to play stereoscopic 3D games.

Thanks to a free firmware update released this past April, the PS3 system is the only console on the market that can support full stereoscopic 3D gaming – right from your living room, and with no additional charge.

Today, our sister company [Register or Login to view links] announced its [Register or Login to view links] are now available for pre-sale and will ship to retailers later this month.

There are a broad range of models available in different screen sizes, some packaged with active glasses and others without, giving consumers the option to choose which 3D entertainment solution works for them. For more information, click [Register or Login to view links].

We're extremely excited to be at the helm of a whole new gaming experience unlike anything offered before. Starting tomorrow, the following games and demos will be available in stereoscopic 3D for anyone who owns a PS3 system and 3D television:

• WipEout HD (full game): Experience the adrenalin rush of navigating the twists and turns of futuristic racetracks at breathtaking speeds like never before.
• Super Stardust HD (full game): Experience asteroids fly past you as you navigate the deadly battleground – only a battle on a cosmic level will save the indigenous life below from destruction.
• PAIN: The stereoscopic 3D content will include the Downtown area and tutorial along with three modes, including two new modes created specifically with stereoscopic 3D in mind, Alien Toss and Ice Breaker.
• MotorStorm Pacific Rift (demo): MotorStorm Pacific Rift in stereoscopic 3D puts you in the driver's seat of a buggy for a one track, single player race around the deadly Kanaloa Bay for a dangerously real battle against ruthless opponents.

To give PS3 and new 3D capable BRAVIA owners a sample of 3D entertainment at its best, 3D capable BRAVIA HDTVs will come with PlayStation Network vouchers to download these four stereoscopic 3D game experiences, which total more than 100 hours of gameplay.

We're also announcing that The Fight: Lights Out will be available in stereoscopic 3D, combining PlayStation Move with 3D to deliver an immersive and realistic gaming experience unlike anything you've played before. This is only a small taste of the 3D experiences you can expect with the new 3D capable BRAVIA HDTVs and PS3.

With new gaming experiences coming this year in the form of stereoscopic 3D gaming and PlayStation Move, as well as an expansive software line-up, the PS3 system truly does everything and continues to be at the forefront of innovation.

In addition, 3D Blu-ray movie playback is coming to the PS3 this year via firmware update. Stay tuned for even more 3D news and announcements coming in the near future!







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Warrorar's Avatar
#11 - Warrorar - 220w ago
for question, if there is a custom firmware in near future.. do you think it is possible to hack the 3d system that it works on 3d beamer (120hz) or similiar systems and not only works on sony 3d tvs?

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#10 - tsampiras - 220w ago
Even if one is remotely interested in 3D gaming, would this update only be compatible with $ony Bravias? If the laptop compatibility is anything to go by, you might HAVE TO purchase a $ony 3D tv to have the any/all 3D capabilities produced by the PS3. Does anyone know if this function is limited to $ony 3D tv's only?
They are using the HDMI1.4 standard for the 3D so any 3d enabled tv will work. of course they are not going to say buy a samsung or a lg tv to use the 3d in the SONY playstation 3 games.

As far as i know the tv does the IR synching not the ps3. the ps3 will generate a 120hz output (input for the tv) will recognize the 3d state and the refresh rate and sync the glasses.

And before anyone jumps the gun. Yes I am aware that the ps3 is not hdmi1.4 compliant. meaning it does not have the 100mbps ethernet inside the hdmi plug.

OGroteKoning's Avatar
#9 - OGroteKoning - 220w ago
Even if one is remotely interested in 3D gaming, would this update only be compatible with $ony Bravias? If the laptop compatibility is anything to go by, you might HAVE TO purchase a $ony 3D tv to have the any/all 3D capabilities produced by the PS3. Does anyone know if this function is limited to $ony 3D tv's only?

Warrorar's Avatar
#8 - Warrorar - 220w ago
such retardeds -.- sorry to say that...

till the last secound i hoped that my 120hz beamer would work too with the system... and now i have to see that there is no chance of using it.... what a shame....

LIL935's Avatar
#7 - LIL935 - 220w ago
Finally since a long time of everyone waiting, sony has finally put out the first game using this new innovative technology that will revolutionize video games.

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