Sony: No 3D Blu-ray on PS4 at Launch


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If you’re a 3D movie buff eager to pick up a PlayStation 4, you’ll want to keep your PlayStation 3 or standalone Blu-ray player connected.

That’s because Sony has confirmed what a handful of you already discovered in the PS4 Online User Guide: the PS4 will not support 3D Blu-ray, at least not right away.

Responding to a Twitter question about PS4 and 3D, Sony boss Shuhei Yoshida replied, “Not at launch, sorry.” (Nice spot, Eurogamer.)

News of the lack of 3D Blu-ray support on the PlayStation 4 at launch follows reports the console will feature little voice support through the PlayStation Eye camera at launch as well as no support for Bluetooth wireless headsets (not to mention the trimmed down list of day one PS4 launch titles). Sony will beat Microsoft to the punch, shipping the PS4 a week ahead of the Xbox One, but early adopters will have to wait for the first few patches before the full PS4 feature set is available.

For those of you counting down to the big day, launch is Friday, November 15. As in two days from now. This should be fun.

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3 Comments on Sony: No 3D Blu-ray on PS4 at Launch

ted

On November 13, 2013 at 8:34 am

The more important question is- how many households actually have a 3D television? If not so much, this feature isn’t as important to have at launch.

Dach

On November 14, 2013 at 9:39 pm

Considering most movies are no longer being recorded in 3D, it looks like the fad has died down once again.

Which is great for people like myself: I have hyper acute eyesight [20/12] so trying to watch a 3D movie for me results in almost instant motion sickness.

3D movies in this day and age [as well as games] was something I’ve always seen as completely idiotic. Coupling people with hyper acute eyesight with the ones that experience motion sickness easily, are red/green colour blind, or even people who wear glasses you end up with a third of the population who will refuse to see the movie if it is only in 3D.