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Sony PS3 goes 3-D with summer firmware updates

PS3 3-D

PS3 3-D

The Sony Playstation 3 effectively decided the winner of the HD format wars by integrating the Blu-ray player into its hardware, and now it looks like this next-gen console will also help standardize the "next big thing" in home entertainment -- 3-D.

Tech blog Pocket-lint got hold of John Koller, director of hardware marketing for SCEA, and he revealed that the PS3 console will be including two firmware updates sometime during the summer that supports playing 3-D Blu-ray movies and games.

This is what Koller had to say to Pocket-lint when asked about PS3's plans for 3-D.

"3D is a major part of our initiatives in 2010 and we're currently developing 3D stereoscopic games to come in conjunction with the launch of Sony's 3D compatible BRAVIA LCD TV in summer 2010.

The amazing thing about the PS3's technology is that all PS3 units that exist in homes and markets will be able to play 3D stereoscopic games as well as 3D BD movies through separate firmware upgrades - something that other platforms are unable to do.

We'll be announcing actual game titles separately later, but we think that 3D stereoscopic gaming has a ton of potential, particularly in placing consumers within the actual experience.'"

So it looks like PS3 owners will have 3-D games and movies by the summer, just in time for the Fall release of Sony's motion controller the Arc and the already-hyped 'Avatar in 3-D' Blu-ray.

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