Sony launches 3D PS3 games tomorrow

First batch of stereoscopically enhanced titles includes Wipeout HD, Super Stardust HD, PAIN, and MotorStorm Pacific Rift demo; first 3D Move game confirmed.

Sony's interest in stereoscopic 3D gaming on the PlayStation 3 was first rumored late in 2007, and tomorrow the company will finally take its first steps into the third dimension. The console maker today revealed that it will offer three stereoscopic 3D versions of previously released games on the PlayStation Network tomorrow, as well as a demo of a fourth.

Wipeout HD and Super Stardust HD will be Sony's first fully stereoscopic 3D games on the PS3.

The first three games receiving the stereoscopic treatment are the downloadable exclusives Wipeout HD, Super Stardust HD, and PAIN. The first two games will be entirely in 3D, while PAIN's 3D content will be limited to the default downtown level and tutorial area. The game will feature three game modes supporting 3D, two of which were newly created with the technology in mind.

The fourth 3D offering is a demo of MotorStorm: Pacific Rift, Evolution Studios' 2008 racing sequel. Sony gave no indication on when (or if) the full retail version of the game will receive a stereoscopic 3D overhaul.

Sony is also offering a cross-promotional incentive involving the 3D games, giving purchasers of new Bravia 3D HDTVs vouchers to download the titles for free. As for the future, Sony announced that at least one of the upcoming PlayStation Move games--The Fight: Lights Out--will feature 3D support.

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darkraiders
darkraiders

well as long this i can't still play those game on a normal HDTV i'm fine for now. I don't see the need to buy a 3DTV since there isn't enough 3D content out yet to make it worth.

Jasonfinger
Jasonfinger

Its funny to hear people complain about 3d gaming before they ever tried it. People are just worried they are not going to be able to stay on the peak of gaming and that they will fall behind. I have a 3D tv and I love it. I Yep, there is not much out there for it yet, but you can bet your buns I will be playing Ghost Recon and Kill zone in 3D while all the haters can make up excuses of not owning one.

RatchetV1
RatchetV1

@Quietpower09 and actually @everyone stop saying cliche predictable comments just because you think it's cool to complain. its free. thats it. get over yourself. nobody is holding a gun to your head telling you to buy a new TV. I could be wrong, but last time i checked a 3DTV was for uhh...3D TELEVISION. the 3D feature for playstation 3 is different im pretty sure. And stop saying "I D0NT W4NT TO W3AR GOGGLES WTFFF!" no one ever said you'll need to. I'm even almost positive they said you wont need extra gear besides your own eyes.

MagicOneUp
MagicOneUp

wish this 3d thing will go away soon. its such a fad like the virtual reality of the 90's... when the batteries on these 3d glasses run out, its over for 3d's...

player_leo
player_leo

I'll wait till it becomes more economical

Sonicgod
Sonicgod

And nobody cares about 3d or asked for them.

Oxy80
Oxy80

Personally i dont mind 3d as much as motion controll, i hate that. i mean when i sit down to play a shooter i wanna play a shooter. i dont wanna have to move my hand around or flick a controller to reload or some other gay motion. look at the wii they have barely any good games and the ones that are good dont use the wii motion too much besides for a few attacks. or to aim. idk i hate motion i think it takes away from the experience, i could not imagine trying to play unreal tournament or halo with that LOL be sooo hard. and the 3d is alright but like some have said i dont wanna see every game become 3d just like how movies are doing. some games i can see being very cool in 3d like racing (select racing like split second) or fighting games or even some adventure platforming games but i dont wanna see 3d in shooters or action games like Battlefield or Bayonetta. I mean it might be alright in battlefield seeing a wall get blown up and debree flying around and the one that come your way pop out at you or maybe bullets flying past you. but idk at the same time it can take away the shooter feel that we all love and become corny. i hope they dont make 3d out of hand and everything becomes 3d that will be lame and the end of pure gaming

Serious
Serious

Sony has always been a very forward thinking company. They were the first console to have DVD support, The only one to support Blu Ray. Now we have HDTVs with 3D capabilities. However, very little in the way of 3D programs and Movies exist. Sony wants to take advantage of this by supplying consumers that are buying those TVs with New 3D content via games. Its pure genius. Many homes are multiple console owners. Sony needs to not only supply exclusive content but give the consumers more reasons to go to the PS3. No one plays games 24/7. We watch Movies, Surf the net, listen music and play games. The PS3 can do all of those things. While the Xbox 360 can't Play HD Blu Ray and Surf the internet. Sony means it when they say it does everything. Now adding 3D game content is just another reason to go to the PS3. Those that already own a PS3 have a reason to go the the Sony Bravia line. Genius!

Flint247
Flint247

I don't think 3D is a fad, but it's too early to start switching to 3D stuff. As you can see it, it's expensive thus far. Not everyone will be able to just buy 3DTVs at will. Of course, this can be some sort "transition" into 3D.

buckybuckster
buckybuckster

It will be interesting to see which 3D setup performs better.... the PS3 with glasses or the 3DS without.

MuffintopX
MuffintopX

Someone has to be the first to do it. I think we still have some trial and error to sift through before 3D gets Good, letalone worth the cost.

Sokoto16
Sokoto16

I never heard about these promotion deals PS3 seem to have with Bravia for their HD games. None the less, from your description of them zeke74, im gettin pretty anxious to play one soon :)

fillup0
fillup0

@AlphaCommando Motion controls are a fad, a fad for hyperactive kids and soccer moms.

AlphaCommando
AlphaCommando

3D is a fad? That's what they said about motion controls.

zeke74
zeke74

I just played Motorstorm: Pacific Rift in 3D! It's awesome! The sense of you driving across the bridge is great and gives the driver a better feel of how narrow the bridges are. Also neat is when the hanging vines get in your way. The vines comes off the screen and interfere with your driving view. The dirt flying off the screen from your tires is a neat effect too! Way to go Sony keep the 3D coming! It took me awhile to figure out how to get the 3D effect to work with my Samsung 3D TV. For whoever needs to know. You have to go to your Video setting on the PS3 and do a scan of what resolutions are available and it detects the 3D TV. Happy times!

triple_punse
triple_punse

I dont mind 3d only cause the prices of basic LCD & Plasma are dramatically decreasing

paxv1
paxv1

i think 3d is a good thing as long as its another option so its there if you want it.

ShAbInAtOr
ShAbInAtOr

ok....so how are you going to play any good if the only thing your watching out for is a car popping out in your face?

pizzamuncher
pizzamuncher

3D is cool but I don't want it to become the future of gaming. I would want only some 3D games while most stay the same.

Omega_Zero69
Omega_Zero69

i agree 3d is just a fad i betcha in a couple of years they will try to do in game virtual world and that would probaby happen because of avatar 2 :P

mpeg3s
mpeg3s

What took Sony so long. PC had this tech for all games 4 years ago!

FusionRain
FusionRain

@ColinFoy Thanks, I think 3D gaming sounds neat so I can't wait to test this out at Best Buy or somewhere that has this set up, as far as me buying it, well...I can do without for a while until I feel like i'm missing out on something. (I also need allot of money)

enoslives7
enoslives7

If this works, it will be the future of gaming.

Ebougile
Ebougile

I just bought a new 1080p HD TV in the spring of 2008 for $1500 plus tax, and I'm not going to replace it over something like this. I will wait until I'm good and ready, maybe a few more years down the line. That will also give a chance to see if 3D takes off or not.

jakesnakeel
jakesnakeel

This is not for the masses yet. If you can't afford it, move along. Wait 3 years before you even read another 3d article. I've played it and it's awesome. I've never seen a gamer sit down and demo the system and walk away saying 'meh'. Everyone is blown away. Bravo to Sony and Directv for bringing us real 3d. The rest of you should focus on yourselves and your career, so you can someday afford new tech.

SDSkarface
SDSkarface

games that were already below 720p will be reduced in resolution even further in order to work in 3d.. damn you guys might as well be playing a ps2 because standard def isnt that far off from 720p. http://www.engadget.com/2010/04/23/playstation-3s-3d-implementation-explained-may-require-upscali/ in other related news 3d gaming on PC (nvidia 3d vision) requires no special 3D TV (although it does need a 120hz tv) and you can game at typical PC resolutions (1200p and beyond) .. hey im just sayin..

M3ran
M3ran

i thought that the PS3 firmware update was gonna do the 3d not the TV, so i have to get the 3dtvs aswell.????

coaltango
coaltango

i wanna play uncharted 2 & MGS4 in 3D. also would love to play awesome racing games like burnout paradise & dirt 2

win64
win64

sory to upset the ps3 fan boy but my sony laptop can beat your ps3 graphics blueray and also has a 8 core pro and its 3d ready just need the monitor

PcGamingRig
PcGamingRig

the reason i don't like 3d is that at the moment i think its just to much hassle for something that isn't that impressive maybe in a couple of years when i can get a 3dtv for like 100 pounds i will but not now, and the having to wear glasses thing annoys me to.

Flint247
Flint247

If you can't afford the 3D TVs, just go outside and look around. There's your 3D. :D :D :D

efunk25
efunk25

but how many people actually have a tv that can play these games?

mardinn
mardinn

People are saying 3D sucks, Why do we need 3D?.. Well for gods sake. Wait, See, Experience how 3D gaming will change the gaming community then critizise. ..

BibiMaghoo
BibiMaghoo

For all the people going on about 'ps3 cant do it but a pc can'... Do you have cell procesers in your pc's? The military use these bad boys, they even bought ps3's as they were the best value cells on the market. I hate pc fanboys, even though i love pc gaming.

kevingarnerry
kevingarnerry

maybe you guys could think of it this way...uhmmm they are running a test in hopes of making PS4 or x-box 720 all 3D gaming in the future. the crap that doesn't work out now can be corrected in the future gaming systems mentioned above. watdya think??...:)

runstalker
runstalker

All the big screen TV manufacturers have been preparing for 3D since 2007-08. Do you think the total conversion to 120Hz or better LCD and LED TVs is merely for smoother refresh cycles? No... the way today's proper stereoscopic 3D works (forget red & blues) requires the software to 'piggyback' either 30, 60, or 120Hz of its own fields strictly for the 3D treatment in the final rendered image on the display. Yes, it does "make you buy a new TV" in a way, but it's a case where the technology can't be executed without the additional Hz/fields and compatibility, and the entire industry standard is shifting to accommodate video enhanced home cinema novelty like 3D. For the PS3's version of 3D, it's ultimately just a very, very clever new video codec being added to the device's firmware that can be called upon by a retrofitted-for-3D game or presumably 3D compatible movies--with Sony enthusiastically shoving the home 3D trend into its film division as we speak. It's here and now, no way around it. And just like recent 3D-treatment films, some games are going to function and affect much better in 3D than others will. Wipeout HD, for example, might verily kick ass in 3D.

gamerpipe
gamerpipe

Is it the season of Fanboys? what happened to gamespot , recently all wild thumb downs. can't one say opinion without hiding comment? I want M$ to release 3d for xbox too, it is my opinion. you don't like it is fine, it doesn't harm you.

SDSkarface
SDSkarface

what gamespot fails to mention is the drop in resolution that these games will suffer due to the move to 3D. The ps3 nor the 360 has the power to render every frame twice, and since the current consoles cannot even achieve real 1080p on 80% of games this 3d update to ps3 wont have much impact beyond trying to sell a few 3d Bravias for sony. on the other hand Real 3D gaming is possible right now.. on the PC. have fun playing at below 720p http://www.industrygamers.com/news/ps3s-3d-games-requiring-resolution-compromise/

Serentor
Serentor

is there a red and blue version? or do u need a expensive tv?

eastwoodmaniac
eastwoodmaniac

3D isn't a fad or a gimmick, it's a major advancement in technology and one that is not just limited to home entertainment. There sure are a lot of Luddite attitudes out there which is pretty surprising being as we are on a gaming website.

kidvenom2001
kidvenom2001

ITS NEVER GOING AWAY!!!!! You expect technology nerds to stop what they are doing and have our society go back to stone age? Get a clue people. We moving forward not backwards. Besides, you don't have to get it if you don't want to. For all you na-say'ers, you can keep the "i don't know what [insert tech here] is, or how to use [insert tech here]" crowd company while the world keeps moving forward.

lampshade820
lampshade820

I really hope this 3D fad goes away quickly. I do not want to play games in 3D, and Avatar was the only movie I've seen that gives 3D its due justice.

sagameister3
sagameister3

Nice to see they're giving incentives on buying a new 3d tv at least, I'll wait a couple months though :)

SithLordVenom
SithLordVenom

TTDog Sony isn't the only ones producing 3D tv's. And major movie productions are taking their strides to introduce 3D to home. 1960's.......bwahahahahahahaha

PcGamingRig
PcGamingRig

HI, WE'RE SONY, DO YOU WANT TO SPEND 1000 POUNDS ON A NEW TV AND WEAR STUPID GLASSES WHILE YOU'RE PLAYING GAMES?!?!?!? no.

TTDog
TTDog

I wonder if Sony would be so keen to release 3D games if they weren't a manufacturer of 3D TV's

twistedmalice
twistedmalice

I don't know if I want to play something in 3D.