already announced that 3D
gaming would soon be coming to their
PlayStation 3 console, which isn't surprising considering how invested
the company already is in 3D HDTVs
and "3D audio." The PS3 is easily
one of the most flexible and versatile game consoles ever, able to play
games, Blu-ray Discs, and soon, 3D content.
Apparently "soon" is sooner rather than later, with Sony announcing
today that the console's latest firmware was being rolled out to users.
Version 3.30 should be moving out to systems as we speak, with Sony
calling the update "mandatory." The company is boasting about a new
Trophies update that makes it easier to sort them, but the real focal
point, in our estimation, is this:
"In addition, this update preps the PS3 system for some upcoming new
features, including 3D stereoscopic gaming, which is coming soon to
PS3, in time for the launch of Sony’s 3D BRAVIA TVs."
Now, Sony would not bother introducing a firmware update to add 3D
support if 3D games weren't at least within reach. We still aren't
perfectly sure when the first wave of 3D PS3 titles will be on store
shelves, but we're guessing that they'll time it to ship alongside some
of the company's 3D televisions later this year. A holiday full of 3D
gaming? Looks more likely than ever now.