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PlayStation 3's To Receive 3D Support Via Firmware Update

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Posted November 19, 2009 - By Jake Gaskill

PlayStation 3's To Receive 3D Support Via Firmware UpdateSony is ramping up its investment in 3D stereoscopic technology, and it’s looking to the PlayStation 3 to help lead the way.

As Gamasutra reports, Sony recently gave a presentation to investors which outlined the company's plans to highlight the 3D potential of the PS3 going forward, revealing that, “All PS3 units will be firmware-upgradeable to 3D.” Sony obviously aims to push the 3D Blu-ray movie potential of the PS3, but it’s also hitching its wagon to 3D gaming as well. One of the most notable high-profile titles being released this year with 3D support is Ubisoft’s movie tie-in game based on James Cameron’s Avatar, which is actually a double three-dimensional whammy since the movie is intended to be seen in 3D as well.

Of course, for any of this homebrewed 3D voodoo to work, PS3 owners will also have to have a television capable of supporting stereoscopic 3D, and those are about as common as leftovers at a [insert name of famous fat person of choice] dinner party. However, Sony believes the 3D business will prove its value in just a few years. And while it might be too early to tell if 3D will end up being as widely adopted as Sony thinks/hopes it will, they were right about Blu-ray and the HD DVD wars, so...you know.

When do you think you’ll be picking up your first 3D-compatible television? Between Sony’s upcoming motion control technology and now this 3D push, could we be on the brink of a very real gaming revolution? Or is 3D gaming still too gimmicky to truly change the medium in a drastic way?

Source: Gamasutra

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