'Nearly' 30 3D PS3 games due in 2011

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

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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.
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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