As those of you who follow our articles are probably quite well aware of, we've had quite a few close encounters with Sony's 3D Bravia HDTVs
, and praised on all occasions their behavior as far as gaming is concerned. Moreover, those of you who're really into gaming (especially on the PS3) probably already know that native 3D gaming on the PS3
will be possible via a firmware update.
Anyway, it seems the moment the whole world has been waiting for is closer than we believed, because Sony Japan has just unveiled the fact that the first games offering native support for 3D will be available starting with June 10. Unfortunately, that's only valid for said country for the time being, but we certainly hope this very interesting offering will be extended in other parts of the world as well.
For now, only three games will provide native 3D support, namely WipeOut HD (which we sort of expected, given the fact that this title has been demoed quite frequently during Sony's various events regarding 3D television), Mr. Pain and StarStrike HD (oddly familiar as well, especially the StarStrike thingy). However, in order to be able to enjoy these titles in glorious 3D, PS3 owners will first have to upgrade their console's firmware version to 3.30 or higher.
All of these titles will be available for download via the PlayStation Store, and Sony's apparently also offering them for free for users who purchase 3D Bravia HDTVs. Not really sure about this last part, though, since the Google Translate results are not particularly satisfactory.
In any case, the fact that Sony has finally decided to unleash 3D games onto the world is a very good sign, because it will certainly boost 3D Bravia sales. I mean, with 3D games available on the PS3 and a 3D world cup coming, not to mention the loads of other types of content
that will become available in the near future, the perspective of owning such a device seems more and more attractive, doesn't it?
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