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    Kaz Promises Sony PS3D Support In 2010

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    #1  Edited By Linkyshinks

     
     

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    Sony Computer Entertainment CEO Kaz Hirai, has been speaking about the 3D technology Sony have developed for the PS3, at a general Sony group press briefing today. During the briefing he mentions of how Sony intend to bring the technology into market. 

    Famitsu.com
    reports, that Sony aims to make the PS3 fully compatible with all 3D televisions in 2010, and how it intends to have a selection of 3D games available in time for the launch of Sony's own range of 3DTV's. He stated that current PS3 owners will be able to play the new 3D games via a simple firmware update, as the technology is purely software driven.

    The 3D technology has been shown at GDC and TGS this year with the games Wipeout HD and Motorstorm running on a PS3 using the able firmware: 
     
      
      
     
    • Kaz also showed off their new Wand motion controller device, but gave no details on it's name and release date. He did say the following though,  "The controller will become the PS3's second defacto controller to follow the Dual Shock."  
    • Sony is considering packing in game demos and movie trailers into hardware.  
    • Kaz reveals that PlayStation Network has, as of November 16, reached the 33 million users mark.   
    • Sony plans on using the PSN platform as a basis to build a network service that connects other Sony hardware platforms as well, as part of, "Sony Online Service"
     
     
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    #2  Edited By Godwind

    I thought Video games were already in 3D and I already thought the Sega Master System nailed this issue.

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    #3  Edited By Kaz_Hooray

    Well, I'm stoked

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    #4  Edited By xyzygy

    What? So you have to buy a new TV too to work this stupid wand? Jesus. Why can't Sony just pass on this embarassing product...

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    #5  Edited By Bones8677
    @Godwind said:
    " I thought Video games were already in 3D and I already thought the Sega Master System nailed this issue. "
    3D models (the game) on a 2D plane (TV screen). It's not true 3D, even with these 3D TVs it's still not true 3D. 
     
    We are true 3D, games will become true 3D when we can physically touch them in real time and space.
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    #6  Edited By penguindust
    @xyzygy said:
    " What? So you have to buy a new TV too to work this stupid wand? Jesus. Why can't Sony just pass on this embarassing product... "
    I'm pretty certain you'll just need to buy a new TV if you want to experience 3D games.  The motion controller wand will work with your current TV.
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    #7  Edited By Linkyshinks
    @xyzygy said:
    " What? So you have to buy a new TV too to work this stupid wand? Jesus. Why can't Sony just pass on this embarassing product... "
     
     No of course not, just in order to get 3D out of your games, be them old or new. 
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    #8  Edited By White_Silhouette

    I really hope this falls faster then betamax. I'm not a fan of this "3D" craze that is going on. Especially since I was alive the last time 3d was around and we are still having to wear those stupid glasses.

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    #9  Edited By Kohe321

    Cool news, thanks.

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    #10  Edited By skrutop
    @White_Silhouette said:
    " I really hope this falls faster then betamax. I'm not a fan of this "3D" craze that is going on. Especially since I was alive the last time 3d was around and we are still having to wear those stupid glasses. "
    I'm with you on this; 3D is cool, but it doesn't really add that much to the experience at this point.  Plus it messes up my head after awhile.  I don't mind seeing a few scenes of a movie in 3D, but I'd have difficulty playing an entire game in 3D for hours at a time.
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    #11  Edited By Linkyshinks
    @White_Silhouette said:

    " I really hope this falls faster then betamax. I'm not a fan of this "3D" craze that is going on. Especially since I was alive the last time 3d was around and we are still having to wear those stupid glasses. "

     
     
    According to those that have actually tried it, it's far superior to the retro crap you refer to. The last "craze" was HD, and look how that turned out.  
     
    3D visual effects can be far better realised with the technology of today, It's always been a goal of such companies to improve the realism of 3D effects, because there's vast sums of money to be made from such technology. It could well have a very important role not just in the entertainment, but also in many medical applications as 3D X-ray technology improves alongside it.   
     
    The fact is there will be tons of money that will be made by the companies that manage to push 3DVDU's into the home, along with technology that supports it, where you can manipulate what you see in 3D - I can easily envisage great home shopping and fantastic porn in this bright 3D future.
     
    I don't see what the big deal is. If you have a 3DTV next year and can sample the likes of Uncharted 2 in what appears to be even better visual form, that's awesome for you. If you happen not to, these new TV's and this firmware update will not effect the way you play videogames on your PS3, so why complain?  
     
     
      @Bones8677 said:

    " @Godwind said:

    " I thought Video games were already in 3D and I already thought the Sega Master System nailed this issue. "

    3D models (the game) on a 2D plane (TV screen). It's not true 3D, even with these 3D TVs it's still not true 3D.   We are true 3D, games will become true 3D when we can physically touch them in real time and space. "
     
    Haha, of course it's not. What do you want here, a Replicator from Star Trek in 2010 :?   
     

     "Games will become true 3D when we can physically touch them in real time and space"    
     
    Developers will truly need to be godly.      
     
     
    The natural next step will be holographic technology, but in order for that to be pushed forward 3D tech of this nature has to prove itself in widespread uses.   
     
    I still remember this Sega developed Holgraphic arcade game: 

       

     

     

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    #12  Edited By Drebin_893
    @Godwind said:
    " I thought Video games were already in 3D and I already thought the Sega Master System nailed this issue. "
    This thread is over. 
     
    Also, Linksy, I love your acronyms.... Nintendo DS iLL and the PS3D. Good work.
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    #13  Edited By Ineedaname

    I don't want it, I feel most gaming companies are hitting a point of unnecessary innovation, just to say "We can do this."

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    #14  Edited By Andorski

    I don't see the point with pushing this 3D technology in their games.  Some people don't even have HDTVs yet... the 3D HDTV penetration into the mass market will happen long after this generation of consoles should end.

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    #15  Edited By Linkyshinks
    @Andorski said:

    " I don't see the point with pushing this 3D technology in their games.  Some people don't even have HDTVs yet... the 3D HDTV penetration into the mass market will happen long after this generation of consoles should end. "

     
     
    That's what Nintendo thought about HDTV's....
     
    There's no real pushing that will be done here, it's not like there's any new hardware, it's purely software based and found in firmware. It wont effect regular users with regular TVs.   
     
    With any such new technology, Japan will be surrounded by it, developers will have up close interaction with it and may well want to take advantage of it in games when they feel it can offer something new and cool. Games that have actually been designed with the technology in mind, will obviously look a lot better than those that have not. still, I am really looking forward to playing some PS2 classics in 3D.
     
    Microsoft may follow suit this generation if the take up of such TV's is ample enough, they did after all jump on the HD era and it paid off for them well.  Nintendo will most likely wait and include such support in it's next console...  
     
    Personally, I'm taking a wait and see in 3D approach to this all. if it looks as cool as people say it does, then I will be all for it, if it's coming as intended, on Firmware. Sony do need to sort out the glasses issue though. They will need to look far cooler and come in may styles to suit tastes, they should also take the opportunity to incorporate sound which can replicate 3D sound realistically, something like the technology Orbitsound use.
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    #16  Edited By rallier
    @Linkyshinks said:
    The fact is there will be tons of money that will be made by the companies that manage to push 3DVDU's into the home, along with technology that supports it, where you can manipulate what you see in 3D - I can easily envisage great home shopping and fantastic porn in this bright 3D future.
      "
    "like it is really coming at your face" God please no!
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    #17  Edited By Diamond

    I wonder if that WipEout HD 3D mode runs at 1080p 60fps or is there a drop...
     
    3DTV won't catch on until people don't have to wear shutter glasses (or any other glasses).

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    #18  Edited By bed

    i'm not too excited about this, tbh. 

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    #19  Edited By Andheez

    Looks like the ships pops out in 3d but the glasses make the rest of the game look like shaded crap.

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    #20  Edited By Linkyshinks
    @Diamond said:
    " I wonder if that WipEout HD 3D mode runs at 1080p 60fps or is there a drop...  3DTV won't catch on until people don't have to wear shutter glasses (or any other glasses). "
     
    I doubt there is looking at all the footage of it around. I don't think Sony would embark on this if it meant a dip in quality elsewhere, there would be little point if so.
      
     

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    " @Linkyshinks said:
    The fact is there will be tons of money that will be made by the companies that manage to push 3DVDU's into the home, along with technology that supports it, where you can manipulate what you see in 3D - I can easily envisage great home shopping and fantastic porn in this bright 3D future.
      "
    "like it is really coming at your face" God please no! "

    3D money shots are the future!.
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    #21  Edited By super_machine

    Face it guys, 3D is on the way and its here to stay. Whether or not this becomes a main stream thing depends on content and price. Then consumers will decide. Sony just unveiled a new single lens 3D camera which will let them broadcast in 3D. And the 3D push doesn't just include sony. Every major studio is pushing 3D content and you can make a sure bet they want this stuff to end up in your living room. The potential to get a good revenue chain on current 3D movies is important, but the potential to convert older films to 3D for the home audience is even bigger.

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    #22  Edited By Linkyshinks

    Here here, the revolution is here.

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