Sony: The PS3 Will "Store All Types Of 3D Content"
It's not just about 3D games; it's about 3D everything.
In addition to being able to play 3D video games and 3D Blu-Ray movies (the requisite patch for that should drop in September, by the way), Sony wants the PlayStation 3 to handle anything related to 3D, including television shows and even YouTube. Sony Worldwide Studios head of 3D games Mick Hocking told PSU that the PS3 would eventually become your one-stop machine for your 3D entertainment.
"Crucially for us, PlayStation 3 will be able to store all types of 3D content. And we can do this through properly upgrading the Firmware on the platform. So you'll see 3D games in the next 12 months, you'll see Blu-ray movies in 3D, and as soon as the broadcasts start through our PlayTV services, you're going to watch 3D content [via that].
YouTube will be supporting 3D content over the next 12 months as well - and you'll be able to watch that on the PlayStation 3. And as you start taking 3D pictures of your family or 3D camcorder movies, you can play those back on PS3, too."
3D, 3D, 3D. It's gonna be everywhere. Hopefully, by the time it really starts to penetrate the market, those glasses will have dropped in price. The price of 3D-compatible TVs might fall a bit as well, but I wouldn't expect them to fall too far; industry analysts said late last year that HDTV prices had essentially bottomed out, and they appear to be right so far. But hey, everything gets cheaper over time, right? And I'm ready to go...gots my 3D HDTV. ...just need something in 3D I want to see/play.
7/9/2010 8:52:00 PM Ben Dutka