Sony announced at CES 2010 that 3D gaming is coming to the Playstation 3. This wasn’t a massive surprise as they had already shown 3D content at last year’s E3 and mentioned it was coming at CES 2009. But from the sounds of things, Sony are really going to be pumping money into 3D development which is really going to make gaming and film watching (via Blu-ray 3D) in your living room very exciting.
Sony have already said that they are going to be releasing 3D-Ready Bravia televisions and are in partnership with IMAX to develop 3D channels which could make things rather interesting. At CES, there were 3 demo’s available for people to test out which were Avatar, Super Stardust HD and Gran Turismo, and they seemed to have been well received.
Obviously the games on show aren’t going to be the limit of 3D gaming, but it’s a start and I’m really excited about playing 3D games, especially after having first-hand experience of it on a PC using NVIDIA’s 3D system when we went to the Eurogamer Expo 2009 last October.
But just imagine playing the newest Call of Duty or the next Uncharted in 3D. It would be immense and I’m all for it, as gone are the days of the red and green tinted glasses (we will still have to wear glasses though), 3D has been revolutionised and we’re about to see something special.
The only major downside to all of this will be the price of 3D-Ready TV’s when they are released. I might have to sell a kidney and everything I own (apart from my PS3) to get one. All your PS3 will need is a firmware upgrade so at least we won’t need to buy a 3D PS3, and hopefully some of games we already know and love will be able to receive firmware updates allowing them to be played in 3D. It won’t be a huge disaster if they can’t as I’m sure they will be games that have yet to be released that are going to just as good, if not better than what’s out at the minute.
So what are your views on 3D gaming? Are you miffed that you have to buy a 3D TV to play 3D games? I am, but if I start saving now I might be able to afford one in about 15 years. Let us know your views below in the comments.
Via – IGN