Sony Confirms Free 3D Patches
Got your 3D HDTV yet? If so, you're probably waiting for when Sony starts "upgrading" some current games so they can be viewed in an extra dimension.
And the first four games to get this treatment have been confirmed: they are Wipeout HD, MotorStorm: Pacific Rift, SuperStardust HD and PAIN. It's a modest offering at first but then again, we imagine very few gamers will have the means to immediately appreciate the offer. Even so, the good news is that such patches will be entirely free; all you need to do is download the patch from the PSN to turn the aforementioned from 2D into brilliant 3D. Not surprisingly, these are the same four games that are set to be part of Sony's first "launch model" 3D HDTV Bravia. However, one should bear in mind that games designed specifically for this new technology will likely fare better than those that are simply upgraded to 3D via patch; in the latter case, they often have to cut down on the game's original resolution and texture detailing so it will run properly in 3D. This is why we're waiting patiently for the very first true 3D experiences made with 3D in mind.
Sony has already said that "stereoscopic 3D is possibly going to be the biggest revolution in gaming for many years to come," which may or may not be accurate. We'll just have to wait and..."see."
5/21/2010 10:32:58 AM Ben Dutka