50+ PS3 games going 3D - Report

Sony says 20 first-party games are being given three-dimensional graphics; third-party 3D outreach on the rise.

Sony has made much of its 3D PlayStation 3 initiative since the console was given the capability in June. Now the company is saying exactly how much 3D content is in the pipeline for the console--and it's a lot of content, apparently. Sony Computer Entertainment Europe studio director Mick Hocking told Develop magazine that the electronics giant is readying a wave of 3D games for the PS3.

"We're applying 3D to more than 20 internal games at Sony," said Hocking. "Overall we have more than 50 titles currently being converted into 3D, and this number is growing fast."

Expect a lot more 3D on the PS3.

Hocking did not mention any specific first-party PS3 3D titles other than Killzone 3, which will ship on February 22, 2011. Tomorrow, one of Sony's highest-profile games of this generation, Gran Turismo 5, will launch with 3D support. Other games boasting 3D support include Wipeout HD, Super Stardust HD, PAIN, The Fight: Lights Out, the recently released Sly Collection, and next year's Team Ico Collection.

As far as third parties go, Hocking said Sony was increasing its 3D outreach to them. "We're actively talking to developers and publishers, and we're also offering training to them to help them get up to speed with 3D," he said. "3D isn't just about adding depth to a picture--developers need to know how to get the very best out of the technology on PS3 and we'll ensure that they do."

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kais112
kais112

@blakeneythe Nvidia 3d vision glasses do this

buying1999
buying1999

ROFL. 50+ games going 3D and 5% of gamers own 3d tv's and those awesome, stylish, glasses to go with it. Yeah. Good move there Sony. Instead of this 3D garbage they should have put their R&D dollars/yen into getting better performance from their pathetic console. I mean it's gotten so desparate that they've copied the Wii for crying out loud. PS3HDWii. I mean look at GT5. 5 years of development by a first party developer, ps3hdwii exclusive, and Forza 3 still kicks it. Go read the two reviews on this site for yourself ps3hdwii pink glowing ball on the end of a Wii controller fanboys.

SPBoss
SPBoss

not that amazing, Im waiting for those glassless 3d tv's before I invest, anyone spending money on a 3dtv at the moment is wasting their money, glassless is the future. Plus with nvidia every single game supports 3d on the pc, there doesn't need to be any modifications or extra price incursions.

godzillavskong
godzillavskong

I'm kinda on the fence with this. I've got 4 LCD tvs' and 1 DLP, and now I may have to buy another one just to take advantage of 3D ?! I was hoping they would make it available for the current lineup of tvs, with some newer tech or something, because I don't know if I can invest in another tv. Then if I do, and they decide to come out with some new tech that simply takes advantage of your current tv I will be kicking myself! So, I'm going to wait and see how this plays out,and maybe in a year or so, I'll step into 3D gaming.I hear it is awesome though and I know my wife wouldn't be able to play it , since she gets sick from the motion , or movement from games like Condemned 2, so 3D will be out of the question for her.

MacenKrace
MacenKrace

@DenverNick: if they're turned HD I support them but if they're pixelated no way dood.

baza66
baza66

It's amazing to read how many people don't know the difference between the 3-D they used to have with the crappy reg/blue paper glasses and the active 3-D that's on todays newer 3-D TV's. HUGE difference to say the least. If you haven't seen 3-D recently, go to any decent sized electronics store and go look for yourself. It's the real deal.

TevoxZi
TevoxZi

@blakeney It's mostly a stereoscopic 3D actually, 2 frames shown from different angles at once.

blakeney
blakeney

@TevoxZi Yeah, the "green and blue" is when something is "3D'ised", you could "3d'ise" an old film from the 1920s...... "Real" 3D nowerdays, is when stuff made in 3d, and things actually come out the screen ect...

TevoxZi
TevoxZi

@veelckoo Perhaps, I thought you were one of those trolls that won't stop the old saying that PS3 has no games and wanted to point out it's the exact opposite around next year. Sorry. You're right, companies think about money, however don't you think that if Sony wanted only to milk people with their 3D - they wouldn't implement 3D onto all the HDTVs later on? Perhaps those that can't wait for the time are going to buy 3DTVs, however they're not forcing them to. It's up to you, do you care about 3D, if so - can you wait or must you have it on PS3 now? The BC removal is annoying, however it doesn't matter to me much as I have a PS2 next to this PC monitor of mine, my 22" while PS3 is connected to 42", I'm not saying it doesn't matter to the general, of course it does. I am buying Collections nevertheless, as it's sometimes difficult to find the previous era games nowaday. For example: I own MGS1-4, but if they'll come up with a collection, I'll probably buy it anyway. I haven't played ICO & Shadow of The Colossus on the PS2, so I'll surely buy the Collection for that matter. Once I get the parts for my gaming rig, most of my gaming will continue back on PC anyway (minus console & PS3-exclusive games on PS3.) The PC is where my roots are from next to Sega Master System and NES anyway.

TevoxZi
TevoxZi

@blakeney It wasn't much of a 3D back then, yeah. It used red & blueish.

veelckoo
veelckoo

@TevoxZi - to be honest Microsoft is not better than SONY in exclusives respect. Both of those companies put more effort to milk you on movies, xbox live, and other stupid WII control schemes instead of making a real GAME console. I didn't say XBOX WAS BETTER. I said that SONY didn't give a damn about players and puting 3D in a console is nothing more than trying to sell you another product. AND don't even mention god of war, ICO and SOC remakes - first remove backward compatibility then put some PS2 remakes for PS3 - milking people on recycled material. Good material but recycled material. I'm happy for you that you like your console because i hate mine.

blakeney
blakeney

@TevoxZi LOL then it obviously wasnt a "proper" 3dtv was it..............

jansong1
jansong1

if i had a 3d tv i could play Black Ops now in 3d or at least thats what it says in the options of the game. only problem is that I own Black Ops on 360. seems to me that 3d is more of a software thing than a PS3 thing. I own PS3 also so I'm not biased. The ps update was to allow for 3d MOVIE playback, i thought. But hey Sony helped to make blu-ray #1 so maybe they'll make 3d cool.

TevoxZi
TevoxZi

@blakeney Incorrect, I've watched a game played on a 3DTV and I did require glasses. However the cinema part is correct.

steven141
steven141

@blakeney Still, they are pretty expensive (3DTV's) and i'm not all that impressed by 3D movies. I'm fine with 2D things.

TevoxZi
TevoxZi

@veelckoo 6 games from 6 series. Obviously there's Uncharted 2 - and not only 3 on PS3. I was saying the games coming NEXT YEAR not all the games overall. What does Xbox 360 have for next year as exclusive other than Gears of War 3 and games I can play on my gaming rig (PC.) Please. So you're not going to buy a PS3? Fine, but why should I care, it's your own decision and it's not like I'm here to change it nor even caring enough to. Sorry, I'm the exact opposite of you. Multiplats I'll rather play on PC. Console-exclusives on PS3. (Some multiplats end up getting a little worse on PS3 than on X360, but not a "significant difference" anyway.) PS3 exclusives on PS3 and most "X360 exclusives" I know are also on PC. In example: Left 4 Dead -serie, Fable 3, Splinter Cell Conviction, Metro 2033, etc.. Sorry to burst your bubble, I just don't care. It's my own opinion, but I don't feel like paying 300 bucks for a system that has Halo - which doesn't interest me a bit, Gears of War - same problem as well as Alan Wake, which does interest me. I'm sorry that I acted like a *censor-sound* just now, just felt like doing the same. and how am I sure? Because 3D has been there before without 3DTVs, 3D doesn't REQUIRE a 3DTV. To not know this you must have not played Sega Master System / NES nor PC games often. Now that Mass Effect 2 is coming on PS3 as well, I'm saying the tables have turned a little from 2008.

L0newolf___DSH
L0newolf___DSH

@blakeney lmao, its not that nice to be honest, it sounds like a farming village or something but its actually just as big as liverpool aha. well there you go, i would not be able to afford one lmao unless i decide not to eat for a few weeks ^^, and if ''sideline'' you mean cash in hand, i totally would. but i cant find any cash in hand jobs, or normal jobs lol, jsa are trying to make me apply for jobs in other countries, thats how desperate they are getting now, tis ridiculous aha.

blakeney
blakeney

@veelckoo Ofcourse you can have 3d without a 3dtv, you think all cinemas had 3d screens installed to show 3d movies? The difference is, on a 3dtv you dont need glasses, on a normal tv you do, and the "3D" is just a "3D'ised" version of the normal image. (opposed to the "full 3D" you get when a game has ben made in 3d.

blakeney
blakeney

@L0newolf___DSH You must live somewhere nice (in the countryside) i thought there was a tesco in every sqaure mile of uk by now :P there is in my area! And i dont think you can even go and buy a normal tv for under £100 can ya? You can get a 28" - 32" for around 199-300 nowerdays. Ebay will proberly have some for under £100 though. Also i know what you mean with the lack of funds down to the amount you get on jsa.... you should have a "sideline" too for the time you're on there:P

veelckoo
veelckoo

@TevoxZi Youre right about waiting for games. So far it was like Little Big Planet, Uncharted(s), Killzone and Resistance - that was 6 exclusive titles worth buying for the platform in like what 3 years? And how do you know that you will get 3D without 3DTV if they are just "working on implementing" that function. Call me old fashioned but untill that happens i'm very sceptical. You are right in "don't like it don't buy it" too. I bought PS one and PS2 on launch but i wont buy PS3. I'm borrowing it from friend to see some exclusive titles but so far PS 3 is for me a big letdown games wise. Your mileage may vary.

TevoxZi
TevoxZi

@veelckoo I disagree with so many parts in your comment. Especially the games part, maybe it's just me, but I know I'm waiting for quite a bit of games next year: Killzone 3, InFAMOUS 2, Uncharted 3, Resistance 3 (Possibly not coming next year though), Mass Effect 2, LittleBIGPlanet 2, ICO & Shadow of the Colossus pack. I know I'll get 3-D without a 3DTV and they even said that they're working on implementing 3D onto normal HDTVs, so before you're saying they're "milking people." Please, they're not even forcing you to buy their products. Don't like it? Don't buy it.

veelckoo
veelckoo

At the beginning they sold PS3 to push their BLUray s**t (which worked flawlessly) now they want to push you to buy 3D TV presumably SONY brand. Maybe they should put more effort into getting some quality games on the GAMES console instead of trying to milk everyone.

L0newolf___DSH
L0newolf___DSH

@blakeney yup, your right about it being north, its basically in between wigan and liverpool. And i dont know of any tescos near me, but can you get any for under £100? as im on job seekers lol, cant get a job, and all my spare money tends to go on new games lmao

ShadowScorp
ShadowScorp

I think the 3D future is pretty great! @Reilly86, I agree with your view on having cheaper HDTV's, but must also admit that I just got my hands on a christmas special here in Australia where I purchased a 55" HDTV (3D optional), and sony is giving a bonus pack of Playstation 3 + 4 3D games (one of which is GT5). So for me its a very good entry into PS3, as well as the ultimate Bluray/3D system. And all backed by Sony. That says something about their marketing and where they are heading for the future. * Forgot to mention that the PS3 comes with a 3D kit as well

lazycomplife
lazycomplife

Wow I didn't catch the part where when they announced 3D gaming that they would integrate it into the PS3 so you don't have to buy a new HDTV. I would buy some glasses then, but not a new tv.

lazycomplife
lazycomplife

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shkar
shkar

3D is still too expensive to afford,,,besides the glasses always give me itching and are uncomfortable to wear....I hope the technology becomes less expensive in the next 2 years....

Reilly86
Reilly86

3D games...wow thats great...shame no ones got a 3DTV here in the UK. I think most people here in the UK would rather have a cheaper 50inch HD then a 23inch 3DTV thats cost £40 for each extra pair of glasses. And like everything else we buy here it is too expensive compared to the rest of the world and I think most people are fed up with been over charged. Its good to see that game companies are starting to use the latest technology but 3DTV might at the present time be a step to far. Maybe in 5 years time.

blakeney
blakeney

@L0newolf___DSH Fair enough on the town, im never heard of it, sounds northen too, so fully belivable that you or anyone you know has one.... :P But im from uk too, and HDTV's are cheap now, you get them cheaper then a ps3 in tesco ect.

gangster480
gangster480

@EddyG0RD0 Tried it, plan on buying it thanks buddy :)

L0newolf___DSH
L0newolf___DSH

@blakeney i live in a town nobody has ever heard of called skelmersdale in England. And it might be hard to believe that i dont know a single person with a HD TV but its true. and they certainly are not going for peanuts. If they were, i would have one. Im not saying that sony shouldnt move on in technology cos im behind on it, im not like that, im basically just saying prices are a bit too steep is all.

blakeney
blakeney

@steven141 PS3 and a 3DTV you dont need glasses, only clowns wear funny looking specs.

blakeney
blakeney

people were complaining about HDTVs a couple of years ago......most here too, "oh that will never take off" "its too expensive"!!! Now its fair to say "most" people have HDTV, and those that dont are in a minority...... thats how 3dtv will be in 5-10years time, other then those amoung us that still swears by their green screen VDU's .....LOL.

blakeney
blakeney

@kais112 Yea practically anything can be "3Dised" but these games and ps3 capabilitys are like actual 3d...... "3dised" and "3d" are two very different things. The games are made from the ground up in 3d.....not just a 3d "effect"..... no pc components allow for "real! 3d processing as far as i know, they all just add the "3d effect".

blakeney
blakeney

@L0newolf___DSH lol.....i can understand that maby you and a few of your equally poor mates cant afford a HDtv..... but to say everyone you know!!? :S Where do you live? You can get 22" hdtvs for penuts nowerdays............ Just becuase you are still on a big old tube based tv, no need for the rest of the world to hold back is there?

pilot_riaz
pilot_riaz

@Qv9 - Sony can have a team to focus on the Move and a team to focus on 3D. They don't need to focus on just one tech. Also If PS3 gets in on 3D first the rest will follow.

TevoxZi
TevoxZi

@L0newold___DSH If you spent your time reading comments before hitting the SUBMIT button, you'd know. 3D itself doesn't "require" you a 3DTV, you've been able to play 3D games back on Sega Master System using a tube TV.

L0newolf___DSH
L0newolf___DSH

Dont you need a special 3D tv to play these games? this is quite retarded as me and most of the people i know cant even afford a HD TV yet -_- way to leave us in the dust sony

Qv9
Qv9

Is Sony's priority 3D or the Move? I think they're focusing too much on 3D when so few people even own the technology. Im still waiting for some really worthwhile games for the Move. FOCUS ON THE MOVE SONY!!

Johny_47
Johny_47

Sounds cool, I like the whole 3D thing but I agree with alot of people that right now it's a 'rip off' because it costs quite alot to do this properly and there isn't much stuff for it, for example the list of 3D films and games is pathetic small =/ I honestly think it's got alot of potential but just needs more content and support.

TevoxZi
TevoxZi

@kais112 I haven't tried yet, but I will definitely once I buy my new gaming rig: AMD Athlon X4 640 Overclocked at 3.4GHz and Nvidia Geforce GTX 460 768MB as well as 4GB DDR3 1333MHz RAM. :) Looking forwards to trying Just Cause 2 in 3-D.

Stabby
Stabby

So that's 50+ I'm not playing in 3D then?

kais112
kais112

this is nothing practically any pc game can use 3D

aPimpNAMEDGekko
aPimpNAMEDGekko

Sorry for the double post here, but does anyone out there know if Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit for PS3 has received the 3D patch yet? Or are we still waiting? How about NBA 2k11? I heard that it received the patch, but want to wait on it until I know for sure.

aPimpNAMEDGekko
aPimpNAMEDGekko

The only people that say that 3D gaming "suxorz" have simply never experienced it. MotorStorm in 3D is simply AMAZING. Without it? Not really worth playing. Now, thats just my opinion, but that game is completely cookie cutter material until you view it in 3D. 3D is worth the money people, you just have to experience it. But, bigger is always better with 3D, I play on a 73" DLP and the 3D is very much better than on the little 42" I demo'd the 3D on in a store. Does anyone know if MAG will be one of the games to be "retro-fitted" for 3D? That might finally make the game playable....

CWSoccer07
CWSoccer07

News flash, 3D TVs aren't selling well. Granted it's still early on for their marketing of them. I personally don't think they will be able to convince the mass public to wear glasses to watch TV. If the rest of consumers are like me, I am typically multi-tasking when the TV is on, I don't want to be making dinner with glasses on so I can see a 3D TV. And then what happens when half the people there want to watch in 3D and the other half don't. Add in the fact that some people have a hard time watching 3D in the first place. Their target market gets pretty small, considering the costs as well.

TevoxZi
TevoxZi

@Skull-Fire Opinion is an opinion, I disagree with yours.

Skull-Fire
Skull-Fire

I really hope this is i just stupid fad... But unfourtunately, they are rereleasing ALL Star Wars movies at the cinema, in 3D. So the power of Star Wars alone will extend the life of this crap. I've seen a few movies in 3D, they really aren't any better than 2D.