'Nearly' 30 3D PS3 games due in 2011

Sony puts number on the current year's lineup of three-dimensional titles.

Last November, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe studio director Mick Hocking revealed that some 20 first-party PlayStation 3 games were being developed with 3D visuals. He also said that, including legacy and third-party titles, over 50 3D games were in the pipeline for the console, which was updated with the ability to play 3D games last June.

Nearly 30 PS3 games will go 3D this year.

Today, Sony offered an update on how many of those 50-plus 3D games will see release in the current year. In 2011, the PS3 will get "nearly" 30 titles with stereoscopic 3D visuals. Though the number will presumably include some third-party games, Sony only offered first-party examples, such as the just-released MLB 11: The Show, the and the just-delayed Motorstorm: Apocalypse, as well as the upcoming SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy SEALs, Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One, and Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception.

Sony also included Killzone 3 in its 2011 3D lineup. Released on February 22 to rave reviews, the game was preceded by a single-player demo, which launched on February 15. According to Sony, some 20 percent of downloads of the demo were of the 3D version, indicating sizeable demand for the 3D edition.

As evidenced by its 2011 Consumer Electronics Show presentation, Sony is betting big on 3D, including the functionality in everything from its Bloggie micro-camcorder to high-end Bravia HDTVs. This year, it is also planning a bevy of nongame 3D content for the PlayStation 3, including the films Resident Evil: Afterlife, Tron: Legacy, Step Up 3D, and The Green Hornet.

For more information on 3D games, check out GameSpot's Guide to 3D Gaming.

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hrj
hrj

@solamon,again no,360 does not support native stereoscopic 3d.This is not my opinion,this is fact.I know that Crysis2 runs in 3d on both consoles but the 360 version is NOT native 3d.It is side by side stereoscopic 3d which as I said works ok but true native stereoscopic 3d is much better.

haloreach135
haloreach135

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EbeneezerGoode
EbeneezerGoode

@solamon http://www.incrysis.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=33071 as for xbox, suffice to say it 'can' do 3D but it's pushing things and technically it's HDMI doesn't have the bandwidth. PS3 games may not do 1080p 3D either (but could) but the console itself doesn't have enough power though it's HDMI is able to (hence full 3D 1080p blurays on PS3). Crytek, not caring anymore about PC, has obviously used the lowest common denominator method again and found what was workable for Xbox while keeping performance up and applied it to PC as well (though I'd hope you could force it on in the drivers and avoid their cacky version). Edited this down as it was too long and repeating, and a bit confusing.

Solamon
Solamon

@EbeneezerGoode: I'm still not convinced. This is a quote from the very first line of the article "Crytek says that the 3D mode in the Xbox 360 multiplayer demo of Crysis 2 does not represent the quality of the stereoscopic support in the final game. " They then go on to explain that the demo was based on an old implementation of their 3d tech. Either way, from what this article says, the game is offering 2 different views for each eye on the 360, which is stereoscopic 3D. I'm not trying to sound like a 360 booster, I'm just not seeming to find the info you are.

EbeneezerGoode
EbeneezerGoode

3D is fine when the source is fine. simple as that. Movies, games, they all differ in their execution. I also have a 3DTV (well actually I returned it recently but not cos of 3D but other issues, but will pick up a 2011 3DTV again soon), watched many films, some were poor some were eye popping. Game wise there's a definite immersive effect when done right, but then i've been using 3D on PC for over a decade so no suprise there. 3D is not a 'fad' and this time it won't die, the tech just wasn't good enough in the past, and it's only just about good enough at this time but in the near future it will be pretty much perfect and then all you naysayers will be swooning over how great it is and eating your miserable, holding back technology for your own personal tastes, words! :)

blackace
blackace

@IceJester45 Headaches, glasses, and inflated movie prices. I don't like 3D. Sony is trying to use this whole 3D gaming thing to sell me a new TV. It ain't working. Oh, and, yes, for what it's worth, the Xbox 360 does 3D too. And, no, I'm not going to buy a TV for that, either. ************************************************************ I'm not either. I'll get one eventually, but it won't be anytime soon. I want it more for the 3D movies then the games.

EbeneezerGoode
EbeneezerGoode

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jsgabriel11
jsgabriel11

@the_requiem hahah talk about poor argument, you are talking to a person who has a 3D tv and i can tell you about my experience and my friends' experience. First of all people can't say all the movies suck in 3D, some do suck and I admit it but not because the 3D but because the content of the movie sucks like Piranha 3D. Moving on, you can't expect all the games in 3D to be good, sh!t are all the games in 2D good?, the answer is not. To make it short I saw a trailer for Uncharted 3 in 3D and it blew me away, that game is incorporating 3D the way it was meant to be!! i would recommend you to watch it but your poor ass can't afford a 3D tv bwaahahahah don't worry i'll enjoy it for you hahahah

Double_Wide
Double_Wide

Personally, 3D does nothing forme when I see it in a movie and I imagine that it would just annoy me when playing games. It just seems like a cheap gimmick and the flavor of the month.

blackace
blackace

As long as I can play those 30 games in regular HD 2D, I'm happy. Sure, there a few games I wouldn't mind trying in 3D, but I'm not running out to but 3D hdtv anytime soon. I just got a new Sony Bravia 60" LED to replace my defected 55in LCD. Thankfully Sony had a good replacement program going on for defected HDTV.

fester420
fester420

@Sharon Actually, not really. PS+ subscribers got the regular one downloaded to their system automatically. I had to delete it and grab the 3D one which is in the 3D folder of the PS store.

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

Watched despicable me at the cinema. That was amazing in 3d. Watched it last week in 2d and it kind of lost the wow factor (still a great film though). If video games gain a similar wow factor in 3d then i will be jumping on board... when i have the money of course.

larryed112
larryed112

Im am not convinced in the future of 3d in games or movies. Dont worry about the quality of the story or gameplay just make it in 3d! Whenever ive see a 3d movie at the cinema ive always had a headache at the end of it. Im keeping an open mind about the 3ds, but will wait for some decent rpgs to come out on it first and I wont be getting a 3d tv anytime soon.

SesameSeeds
SesameSeeds

if they liked their games on 3D they should try that was did in arkham asylum game of the year edition its in 3D and 2D mode and sold with 3D glasses

Solamon
Solamon

@EbeneezerGoode Maybe you can point me to some articles to support the claim that Crysis 2's 3D is somehow different on the 360 or less that full stereoscopic 3D because everywhere I look it says the 360 is the same as the PS3.

monson21502
monson21502

meh i rather play missle defence on my sega master system... think ill wait for better 3dtvs:P

Final13
Final13

@Hig1134 So your saying that if there was even speculation that there aws a brand new PS coming out it is something you wouldnt even bother looking at? I find that hard to believe.

Final13
Final13

@BILLNYE6983 You know what I mean. I just bring it up because clearly from his comments he is a hardcore Sony fanboy. I'm not saying that I'm not a 360 fanboy, because I am. I would still like a PS3 though for Heavy Rain and God of War.

gary3dsfan
gary3dsfan

shadowhunter0 What the hell you on about. You know lots of people that turn the 3d off while playing the 3ds. The handheld isn't even been released yet. It's only in Japan at this moment in time. 10 minutes is simply not enough time to get the proper 3d effect. Don't post your useless crappy remarks until you autually play it for at least 30 minutes or you own one.

shadowhunter0
shadowhunter0

@Jawehawk-DK also I bought my ps3 day one and still no problems at all because I take good care of it

raahsnavj
raahsnavj

Um.... thanks? now I just need to get a 3D anything...

Sharon
Sharon

Or maybe 20% of Killzone 3 demo downloads were people who accidentally downloaded the 3D version because they saw Killzone and just grabbed it. Doesn't that seem more likely?

Jawehawk-DK
Jawehawk-DK

@Crash_WL It still doesn't take away from the fact that the people who experienced YLOD are in the minority. One should always be careful when buying a completely new product, due to the likelyhood of faulty new hardware. 3D has a ton of potential, depending on the genre of game of course. I'd rather have a console that evolves with new features, compared to shifting out my console every 5-10 years for an even more expensive one. YLOD has been fixed, so there's nothing more to do. Of course Sony isn't going to give you money because you bought a procuct that broke. Technology is a pain at times. And the only real counter is to take care of your tech, as well as waiting a couple of months after launch. Buying right a launch is rarely a good idea when it comes to technology.

OmenIWF
OmenIWF

My work contract is up at the end of April so if I can't find another job, I'm going to have to watch what I spend. I would like a 3D television as I do have a interest in the technology (and remember the bad old days of 80's 3D that looked like the picture and a couple of blurry shadowy outlines around it making it impossible to watch). That being said though I'm still unsure about if it has legs to make it a long lasting format after all there have been numerous times to introduce 3D that have failed miserably. Hopefully with Sony and their partners investing so much money in 3D games it may be last longer then many expect.

Jhewok
Jhewok

I think 3D would be much better if they increased the refresh rate or something...I would like it if it wasn't for all the damn blurring in the theaters whenever someone moves a muscle... I did get a chance to do some gaming in 3d in japan...that was awesome....I think 3d games look much better than 3d movies...I was surprised... when you think about it...animated 3d that pops out at you looks pretty cool sometimes....so a game is somewhat animated..so it has a better impact than live action film in my opinion

MNBeta03
MNBeta03

I'm not saying the 3D movement should be killed... if people like it and want to pay for it more power to them. I know that my 2D picture isn't going anywhere anytime soon so wont be forced to switch. Ultimately, I just don't see the industry moving to have a prevalent presence of 3D. And making media in 3D is expensive so eventually the industry will cut its losses and try to find the next big thing. Of course they are going to dump money into it now, new product success is all about right-time, right place, and going all-in, but the later is the only one they can control. This is a bet for Sony, a big one. If I were asked to bet money on whether the would be making new 3D TVs or media in 5 years I would bet on no.

fester420
fester420

@Crash_WL You know ylod can be fixed in less than 30 min. And will cost you nothing if you have the right tools? I'll fix it for you for $20.

deathblow3
deathblow3

@Phil-teh-Pirate man aint that the truth lol

luciferbelmont
luciferbelmont

@agentdandb see even my reply to you was damaging to your eyes... you gonna cry again now... cause crying is damaging to your eyes too....hurry someone get the weeehhhmbulance

dawnofhero
dawnofhero

@kiramasaki 3D isn't cheap technology. It's only cheap when one has to wear those red and blue glasses.

killeroo
killeroo

Am I meant to be excited?

COPMAN221
COPMAN221

@WeskerTeam, judging from you rants and insults towards myself and other here, I would say you're a 12 year old fanboy.. Am I close?

kiramasaki
kiramasaki

Until game makers can make matrix-esque virtual reality sims, they can take their 3d and shove it; thats what 3d is , its a cheap attempt to make you feel like you are in a game or film but its such a shoddy and poor technology. So as much as I like sony, get back to me when you can create something i want like FF VR.

shadowhunter0
shadowhunter0

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mardinn
mardinn

@WeskerTeam @shadowhunter0 In the end we can all agree that a 3D TV is too expensive. So stop arguing about who spends money more wisely.

shadowhunter0
shadowhunter0

@WeskerTeam and I'm tired of missing around with you

WeskerTeam
WeskerTeam

I'm done arguing about this. You got something more to say to me then send me a message.

WeskerTeam
WeskerTeam

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shadowhunter0
shadowhunter0

@WeskerTeam yes I did lost my job and it was a full time job and right now it is hard for me to even afford to buy a game but once I get anther job I will buy me a 3d tv after I get my savings back up and btw I'm 26 and I know allot of people who are in there 30s and 40s and they love play games on their 3d tvs

WeskerTeam
WeskerTeam

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shadowhunter0
shadowhunter0

@WeskerTeam anther words your a cheapskate go ahead and play yours games(which are not that great) and watch movies on that small screen and with crappy sound

WeskerTeam
WeskerTeam

Well that guys comment disappeared somehow but he was trying to defend 3d gaming on the ps3 but said he couldn't buy it because he lost his job. That beautifully proves my point. Nobody wants to pay that kinda money to see games in 3d.

COPMAN221
COPMAN221

WeskerTeam juding from your comments, It would seem that deep inside you want a PS3 and a 3D tV but mommy said NO! I would tell you no too if I saw all your fanboy postings..

jockie_chan
jockie_chan

@WeskerTeam , why would you be buying a 3ds NOT for the 3d. sry but that's plain stupid.

WeskerTeam
WeskerTeam

@jockie-chan The price is my only argument. @supabul Yeah that really is too bad that you lost your job and cannot afford your 3d television or whatever, but thanks for proving my point, that was beautiful. I'm guessing your like 17 since you got fired from your part time job.

jockie_chan
jockie_chan

@cloud310 , i've never seen anyone complain about blu-ray. Can't think of anything you could complain about other than price.

WeskerTeam
WeskerTeam

Also I'm not buying the 3ds for its 3d. I will have the 3d turned off half the time. I'm buying it for the games and system. I'm on the go a lot. So don't throw that garbage at me. My point simply was that I can enjoy 3d games and movies for a hell of a lot cheaper. THANKYOU.

Supabul
Supabul

@WeskerTeam, I will be playing it on Friday and I can't wait, as for 3D on PS3 I don't know what its like, but I'm sure the hell not paying the price Sony are asking for to play two games