PS3 gets a third dimension

Despite all the excitement surrounding 3D, there hasn’t been much for those of us hankering for a third dimension in the living room to grab hold of y

Despite all the excitement surrounding 3D, there hasn’t been much for those of us hankering for a third dimension in the living room to grab hold of yet.

That’s about to change, though, with Sony’s announcement that – as expected – it will be bringing 3D to PlayStation 3 via a firmware update.

Sony’s American gaming boss, John Koller, told Pocket Lint that separate upgrades would enable stereoscopic gaming and 3D movies. PS3 owners are expected to be getting 3D powers down their broadband connections this summer.

Koller said 3D game titles would be announced in due course.

Sony has also announced Stateside shipping of its first 3D-ready Blu-ray player – the BDP-S470 – which will need summer’s firmware upgrade to play 3D discs. The BDP-S570, launched previously, will also benefit from the firmware. Expect an announcement shortly about UK models.

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