Sony is Getting Super Serious About 3D on PS3

At this week’s Develop Conference in Liverpool, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe’s Mick Hocking spoke to Develop (the publication) and told them Sony is really gearing up for 3D on PS3 on a large scale. We’ve known this in spirit for a while now, but nobody’s really made it plain just how large their efforts truly are. The point of this post is that Hocking did, in fact, finally do that.

Hocking says Sony is preparing 3D on 20 games just at Sony. He says that, including those, 50 games are being prepped for 3D. In terms of what that means, well, I couldn’t tell you. I would, however, venture to guess that those 20 Sony games are all the games Sony is developing, and it would seem likely that many of these titles are PSN games rather than full retail releases.

Since I’m incapable of writing a post about 3D without being negative, I’m going to pull a quote in which Hocking explains this 3D initiative.

Interest in 3D is growing fast, and many different industries are investing heavily in 3D right now. The 3D market is going to continue to grow with film, TV, websites and games all set to embrace the technology.

Once people see the range of amazing content that 3D offers, they’ll make the decision to buy a 3D TV set.

Nope, not true. At all. People will buy 3DTVs when they’re as cheap as regular HDTVs are now, and that’s because nobody but rich people will ever buy a new television because they’re so freaking excited about 3D. Sony is making a good move by laying down the foundation, though. By the time people do start adopting — which will be a few years from now — there’ll already be plenty of options.

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3 Comments on Sony is Getting Super Serious About 3D on PS3


On November 24, 2010 at 2:58 am

ya I think this 3d crap is super retarded. I see it advertised on a whole bunch of films and stuff, and it doesn’t make any sense to me what so ever that Sony is pushing this crap. Sounds like to me that Sony is getting desperate for some weird reason or the movie industry is also having troubles. I still can’t make out the retardedness of this 3d stuff makes no sense to try to increase graphics out put with 3d also cause gaming companies already are putting in hollywood affects like camera blurs (they are the worst) and shell casings flying in front of the camera screen where you are shooting at and stuff. Makes no sense to put camera blurs! Cameras have one big flaw and its focus, It is a horrible tool for trying to mimic the human eye because in games they have it focus on certain objects and causing everything else to blur up except the object in your cross hairs, great job borderlands! Plus Killzone 2 has over used camera blurs that makes you dizzy after 2-3 hours of game play, ya wtf? Pushing 3d is worse cause now your going to have crap popping out towards you that will make you vomit. I love Sony and their Gaming consoles and their hand held systems but what is the deal with this 3d crap?


On November 24, 2010 at 10:47 am

I remember watching the avatar in 3d at the movie theaters and thinking back I’m still amazed at how awesome it was. But I’m not sure how it would work with video games. Having buildings blow up in 3d in battle field 2 would be really awesome.

The only products I’m really exited for are the 3d screen’s that don’t require you to have 3d glasses.


On November 25, 2010 at 3:02 pm

yea dowg thats how sony rols