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258w ago - Today Sony's Director of Hardware Marketing John Koller has confirmed that the ultimate 3D gaming experience, stereoscopic 3D gaming, is arriving on the PlayStation 3 entertainment system tomorrow as part of the planned 3D PS3 Firmware update.

To quote: Starting tomorrow, high-definition stereoscopic 3D gaming will be available in your very own living rooms! As you already know, all PlayStation 3 systems are already equipped with everything they need to play stereoscopic 3D games.

Thanks to a free firmware update released this past April, the PS3 system is the only console on the market that can support full stereoscopic 3D gaming – right from your living room, and with no additional charge.

Today, our sister company Sony Electronics announced its 3D capable BRAVIA HDTVs are now available for pre-sale and will ship to retailers later this month.

There are a broad range of models available in different screen sizes, some packaged with active glasses and others without, giving consumers the option to choose which 3D entertainment solution works for them. For more information, click here.

We're extremely excited to be at the helm of a whole new gaming experience unlike anything offered before. Starting tomorrow, the following games and demos will be available in stereoscopic 3D for anyone who owns a PS3 system and 3D television:

• WipEout HD (full game): Experience the adrenalin rush of navigating the twists and turns of futuristic racetracks at breathtaking speeds like never before.
• Super Stardust HD (full game): Experience asteroids fly past you as you navigate the deadly battleground – only a battle on a cosmic level will save the indigenous life below from destruction.
• PAIN: The stereoscopic 3D content will include the Downtown area and tutorial along with three modes, including two new modes created specifically with stereoscopic 3D in mind, Alien Toss and Ice Breaker.
• MotorStorm Pacific Rift (demo): MotorStorm Pacific Rift in stereoscopic 3D puts you in the driver's seat of a buggy for a one track, single player race around the deadly Kanaloa Bay for a dangerously real battle against ruthless opponents.

To give PS3 and new 3D capable BRAVIA owners a sample of 3D entertainment at its best, 3D capable BRAVIA HDTVs will come with PlayStation Network vouchers to download these four stereoscopic 3D game experiences, which total more than 100 hours of gameplay.

We're also announcing that The Fight: Lights Out will be available in stereoscopic 3D, combining PlayStation Move with 3D to deliver an immersive and realistic gaming experience unlike anything you've played before. This is only a small taste of the 3D experiences you can expect with the new 3D capable BRAVIA HDTVs and PS3.

With new gaming experiences coming this year in the form of stereoscopic 3D gaming and PlayStation Move, as well as an expansive software line-up, the PS3 system truly does everything and continues to be at the forefront of innovation.

In addition, 3D Blu-ray movie playback is coming to the PS3 this year via firmware update. Stay tuned for even more 3D news and announcements coming in the near future!

Stereoscopic 3D Gaming Officially Hits PlayStation 3 Tomorrow

Stereoscopic 3D Gaming Officially Hits PlayStation 3 Tomorrow

Stereoscopic 3D Gaming Officially Hits PlayStation 3 Tomorrow

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#16 - tsampiras - 258w ago
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You need the latest FW. It has enable 3d in settings, I believe.

#15 - IanJ - 258w ago
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For those that can't see 3d on their 3d tv. Do you need to reset the ps3 video settings? (either via the settings or press and hold the power button). I assume the latest firmware has some additional smarts to recognise the new mode.

#14 - MagikRevolver - 258w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by Warrorar View Post
for question, if there is a custom firmware in near future.. do you think it is possible to hack the 3d system that it works on 3d beamer (120hz) or similiar systems and not only works on sony 3d tvs?


Yes, you can. That is why I posed the question which pin is IR sync on. You would just make a circuit that read the sync, and an IC that controlled an IR led at that sync. A quick look with a video camera at any 3D TV would show you the IR sync. The only complication comes if the PS3 requires the TV to tell it it is 3D, if that were the case you would have to mimic that signal. You're sure to see hacks coming out for any TV that support 120hz. It is technically even possible on 60, but not high quality.

#13 - Pretikewl - 258w ago
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I'm in the same boat with you mrgreaper!

I got a free voucher for Pain when I bought my PS3. So I've had the game for quite some time. I also have a 65" dlp hdtv that's 3D capable.

I set my tv to 3D mode. I loaded up Pain (after downloading the update, and the free 3D packs from the store). When I go into the levels, nothing has changed! The screen looks like it always does. I'm not sure if there's an option we have to select to force it into 3D?

I also downloaded the Super Stardust HD demo, thinking that maybe there would be something in there that would give the option, and nothing.

Has anyone gotten the 3D to work? And if so, was it automatic or did it give an extra option somewhere to use it? It would really suck if you could only use the "latest" tv's for 3D.

#12 - mrgreaper - 258w ago
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i saw the 3d pack for pain, cheered and grabbed it. the only modes that had the 3d symbol were mime toss and clown toss.
grabbed my red and blue glasses, loaded one up, nothing no 3d effect no double lines with out the glasses on.

so i tried a pair of glasses from the cinema 3d (tinted things) nothing no 3d effect whatso ever..

seems unless you have £2500 spare you cant have 3d sony!

#11 - Warrorar - 258w ago
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for question, if there is a custom firmware in near future.. do you think it is possible to hack the 3d system that it works on 3d beamer (120hz) or similiar systems and not only works on sony 3d tvs?

#10 - tsampiras - 258w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by OGroteKoning View Post
Even if one is remotely interested in 3D gaming, would this update only be compatible with $ony Bravias? If the laptop compatibility is anything to go by, you might HAVE TO purchase a $ony 3D tv to have the any/all 3D capabilities produced by the PS3. Does anyone know if this function is limited to $ony 3D tv's only?

They are using the HDMI1.4 standard for the 3D so any 3d enabled tv will work. of course they are not going to say buy a samsung or a lg tv to use the 3d in the SONY playstation 3 games.

As far as i know the tv does the IR synching not the ps3. the ps3 will generate a 120hz output (input for the tv) will recognize the 3d state and the refresh rate and sync the glasses.

And before anyone jumps the gun. Yes I am aware that the ps3 is not hdmi1.4 compliant. meaning it does not have the 100mbps ethernet inside the hdmi plug.

#9 - OGroteKoning - 258w ago
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Even if one is remotely interested in 3D gaming, would this update only be compatible with $ony Bravias? If the laptop compatibility is anything to go by, you might HAVE TO purchase a $ony 3D tv to have the any/all 3D capabilities produced by the PS3. Does anyone know if this function is limited to $ony 3D tv's only?

#8 - Warrorar - 258w ago
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such retardeds -.- sorry to say that...

till the last secound i hoped that my 120hz beamer would work too with the system... and now i have to see that there is no chance of using it.... what a shame....

#7 - LIL935 - 258w ago
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Finally since a long time of everyone waiting, sony has finally put out the first game using this new innovative technology that will revolutionize video games.