Rumor: PS3 To Receive 3D Firmware Update In July
The 3D revolution is just around the corner; all we need are the first 3D-enabled HDTVs (some of which have already arrived) and the firmware update that will turn our PlayStation 3 consoles into the first true 3D gaming console.
Sony has been saying all along that such an update would be released this year, but they haven't offered a time estimate. However, many developers are apparently preparing 3D upgrades for current titles and designers already have 3D projects in the till. Therefore, we have to assume the update will hit soon...perhaps July. As spotted by PlayStation LifeStyle, it appears that Best Buy may have leaked the information a bit early. Or maybe they had the requisite permission to do it; who knows? The point is, the retailer has provided consumers with a 3D FAQ that answers some pressing questions. And one of those answers has turned a few heads:
"To watch 3D Blu-ray Discs, you’ll need to add a 3D-ready Blu-ray player (or update your PS3 with the appropriate firmware when it becomes available in July)."
Well, the timing seems about right and we wouldn't be surprised if Sony makes the official announcement within the next few weeks. Obviously, even if it does arrive in July, you're still going to need one of those fancy TVs...it's a pricey endeavor but it could be well worth it if you're a hardcore gamer. Personally, I'd like to have one of those 40" Samsung LED HDTVs that support 3D. Might have to happen.
3/16/2010 8:57:53 PM John Shepard