PS3 to get stereoscopic 3D gaming


GAMING will never be the same again. Sony says its PlayStation Network (PSN) will feature high-definition sterescopic 3D games starting tomorrow in the United States.

“We’re extremely excited to be at the helm of a whole new gaming experience unlike anything offered before,” Sony posted on its US blog site (bit.ly/9XcfhL).

Starting tomorrow, games and demos will be available in stereoscopic 3D for anyone who owns a PS3 system and 3D television, it said.

We have contacted Sony Malaysia but have yet to receive a response if the games would be available on the Malaysian PSN.

The first few games that have been turned into 3D are WipEout HD, Super Stardust HD, PAIN and MotorStorm Pacific Rift (demo only).

WipEout HD is a racing game with futuristic racetracks; Super Stardust HD is a shoot ‘em up in space; PAIN is an unusual game where players attempt to damage their characters in spectacular ways; and MotorStorm Pacific Rift is an off-road racing game.

All PlayStation3 consoles — both the fat and the new slim versions — are fully capable of supporting stereoscopic 3D games. Sony had released a firmware update in April to enable this feature, making it the only console on the market that fully supports stereoscopic 3D gaming.

Sony also announced that its upcoming The Fight: Lights Out game will be available in stereoscopic 3D — the game will combine PlayStation Move motion-sensing controller with 3D to deliver an immersive and realistic gaming experience.

Also, 3D Blu-ray movie playback is coming to the PS3 via firmware update later this year.

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