Sony To Deliver 3D Update For PS3 "Within Months"
We knew Sony would be preparing for true 3D gaming this year, but we weren't entirely sure when the whole project would come together.
The last report we heard stated that 3D-enabled Bravia HDTVs would be available this summer - well before the initially anticipated winter launch - but if that's going to happen, don't we need that firmware update to enable true 3D for our PS3s? Pocket-Lint interviewed the director for hardware marketing at SCEA, John Koller, and we first find that the update in question will indeed be ready alongside the 3D-enabled HDTVs; the update will actually go out within a few months. And if you're wondering where 3D ranks on Sony's priority list for 2010, here's one crystal clear comment from Koller:
"3D is a major part of our initiatives in 2010 and we’re currently developing 3D stereoscopic games to come in conjunction with the launch of Sony's 3D compatible BRAVIA LCD TV in summer 2010. The amazing thing about the PS3's technology is that all PS3 units that exist in homes and markets will be able to play 3D stereoscopic games as well as 3D BD movies through separate firmware upgrades - something that other platforms are unable to do. We'll be announcing actual game titles separately later, but we think that 3D stereoscopic gaming has a ton of potential, particularly in placing consumers within the actual experience. With 3D gaming and Motion Control technologies just around the corner, 2010 will show just how PlayStation is leading the innovation curve in the industry and that the PS3 truly does everything."
It seems we'll need to have some Kevin Butler commercials geared toward this new technology and perhaps a slight change to the campaign; how's about, "it really does do everything"? If you're wondering, we've already seen a 3D-enabled game; it was Avatar: The Game, which launched this past December. There should also be 3D patches coming for current games, and that may even include the likes of God of War III... It's a brave new world.
2/10/2010 9:09:16 PM John Shepard