PS3 To Be Fully 3D By October, Music Unlimited For Europe
The PlayStation 3 has been able to run 3D games since June but the machine doesn't yet have the ability to show Blu-Ray movies in 3D.
But come October, the PS3 will be a fully 3D-compatible console. As Sony reported during their ISA 2010 press conference in Berlin, the PS3 Blu-Ray player will be updated with stereoscopic 3D functionality in October. It will arrive as part of an impending firmware update for the system. Movies that'll support this feature will be "James Cameron's Avatar," "The Green Hornet," and the next "Spider-Man," and that's only the start. Of course, bear in mind that you still need a 3D-capable HDTV... Second on the news list is a gift to European PS3 owners: it's a new cloud-based music distribution service, set to be launched later this year. Known as Music Unlimited, it will provide users with "millions of songs stored and synchronized through the cloud," which ought to appeal to tune buffs everywhere. They didn't announce any pricing details at the conference.
There was also no news of Music Unlimited coming to North America, so Euro gamers have the edge this time around. We're more interested in finally turning the PS3 into a fully functional 3D machine; will you be ready for the next step in video technology?
9/1/2010 9:00:50 PM Ben Dutka