Sony Firmware Update Adds 3D Gaming Support To PlayStation 3

Sony 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.