Stereoscopic 3D Gaming Hits PlayStation 3 Tomorrow

Three-dimensional gaming is hitting the PlayStation 3! PlayStation.Blog reports that a handful of games and demos that support 3D capability will arrive via the PlayStation Store tomorrow.

3D gaming is undoubtedly on the rise this year. Guerrilla Games' upcoming shooter, Killzone 3, has already been announced as 3D capable. The Fight: Lights Out, a new brawler utilizing the new PlayStation Move controller, will also support 3D functionality. Nintendo's handheld 3Ds invades the market next week as well.

As for tomorrow's 3D PS3 releases, the list is as follows:

  • WipEout HD (full game): Experience the adrenaline 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.
Sony Computer Entertainment announcement just happens to coincide with Sony Electronic's revelation that its 3D capable BRAVIA HDTV's are now available for pre-order, and will hit store shelves "later this month."

The 3D TV's come in a variety of flavors, both with and without glasses. If you're in the market for a new toy (or just curious) you can get more info from the Sony Blog. (As an added bonus, new 3D HDTV purchases will come with a free voucher to download the list of games being released tomorrow.)

In related news, 3D Blu-ray movie support is also due to hit the PlayStation 3 sometime "this year," via another firmware update.

From The Chatty
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    June 9, 2010 6:11 PM

    Jeff, I need to thank you for using the proper terminology of "stereoscopic 3D".

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      June 9, 2010 6:52 PM

      Linearly polarized glasses To present a stereoscopic motion picture

      according to that link how is it not stereoscopic 3d?

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      June 10, 2010 4:00 AM

      Yeah, umm.

      Stereoscopy (also called stereoscopic or 3-D imaging) is any technique capable of recording three-dimensional visual information or creating the illusion of depth in an image.

      "any technique capable of...creating the illusion of depth in an image." That's exactly what it's doing. So, Jeff used it correctly.

      3D capable TVs don't use polarized glasses. They use LCD shutters in rapid sequence to alternate between left and right images.

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      June 10, 2010 5:37 AM

      All 3D is Stereoscopic. Otherwise it wouldn't be 3D.

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        June 10, 2010 6:03 AM

        the stereoscopic clarifies that the actual information is 3d to your eyes

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