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Sony Bows 3D Firmware for PlayStation 3

15 Jun, 2010 By: Erik Gruenwedel

Sony Computer Entertainment America is offering firmware updates for the Sony PlayStation 3 that enable the console to play new video games released in 3D.

The firmware update, announced today at the E3 gaming confab in Los Angeles, does not allow playback of 3D movies released on Blu-ray Disc.
SCEA said it would make 3D Blu-ray Disc movie support available later this year.

The company said four PS3 titles in 3D are currently available for download from the PlayStation Network, including PAIN, MotorStorm Pacific Rift, Super Stardust HD and WipEout HD.

SCEA said it will soon bow some of its biggest titles in stereoscopic 3D, including MLB 10: The Show, MotorStorm: Apocalypse, Killzone 3, The Sly Collection and Gran Turismo 5.

Major game franchises coming to 3D include: Crysis 2 from Electronic Arts, Mortal Kombat from Warner Brothers, Ubisoft's Shaun White Skateboarding and Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, as well as Disney’s Tron Evolution the Video Game and 2K Sports' NBA 2K11.

The 3D games require a compatible 3DTV or 3D monitor, and glasses.

“What PlayStation 3 did for Blu-ray [Disc], we're now ready to do for 3D as well,” SCE CEO Kazuo Hirai told attendees.

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