PS3 Getting 3D Update This Summer

Posted Fri Feb 12, 2010 at 11:30 AM PST by Mike Attebery

Sony’s giving you yet another reason not to buy a standalone Blu-ray player.

Still using your PS3 as a Blu-ray player? Well this summer you’ll have even more reason not to pick up a standalone device as Sony will be upgrading the firmware to add 3D support.

John Koller, director of hardware marketing at Sony Computer Entertainment of America, spoke up about the PS3’s 3D capabilities in an interview this week. “3D is a major part of our initiatives in 2010,” said Koller. “We’re currently developing 3D stereoscopic games to come in conjunction with the launch of Sony's 3D compatible BRAVIA LCD TV in summer 2010.”

In addition to the 3D games that will be launching, he talked a bit about a firmware update that should be hitting at right around the same time. No matter what model of Playstation 3 you own, you’ll be getting 3D content. Koller added, “All PS3 units that exist in homes and markets will be able to play 3D stereoscopic games as well as 3D BD movies through separate firmware upgrades.”

Koller also pointed out the flexibility of the Playstation platform, in that you could easily upgrade your 40GB unit to a full 1TB unit with a simple hard drive swap. He was a bit quieter on the subject of cloud storage, simply saying “We plan to continue providing PS3 users with options so… they’ll have the storage space to accommodate the way they want to use their system.”

Source: Pocket-Lint

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