PS3 Update For 3D Blu-Ray Viewing "Later This Year"
So the PlayStation 3 is already capable of producing 3D visuals in our games, but what about Blu-Ray movies?
Well, that has to come in a separate firmware update but thankfully, we shouldn't have to wait too long. As reported by Andriasang, Sony says the necessary update for 3D movie-viewing will be here "by the end of the year." They also clarified that update 3.30, which added 3D functionality for gaming, did not encompass movies, which may have confused some owners. We don't have an exact date but it seems the 3D film patch won't be in place before the first 3D Blu-Ray movies hit store shelves; the first - including "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs" - will be out later this summer. Therefore, if you happen to have a 3D-enabled HDTV, don't be surprised if your new 3D Blu-Ray movie doesn't work just yet; you gotta wait for that firmware update. Lastly, it has been revealed that the first 3D games will be available in just a few weeks time (June 10 is the date we've heard), so at least you can revel in that new bit of technology, provided you have the means. By the way, the first 3D HDTVs are already available; Samsung has their line out and Sony will release their 3D Bravias this month.
It helps to have the distinction, though. Update 3.30 was only for 3D gaming, not for seeing Blu-Ray movies in 3D...just so ya know.
5/31/2010 8:59:53 PM Ben Dutka