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PS3 to support new Blu-ray spec
by David Stellmack on18 December 2009
Will not matter unless you want 3D support
As we recently told you, Sony has announced officially that the PlayStation 3 will support the new 3D Blu-ray specification that was finalized by the Blu-ray Disc Association. The new specification will, of course, require a 3D-capable display (television) device in order to deliver the 3D images that are necessary to enjoy the 3D support offered by the new specification.
Beyond the fact that you have to have a 3D-capable display (television), whether it is LCD, LED or Plasma, the content (meaning the software) will also have to offer 3D support as part of the title regardless if it is a movie or game in order to enjoy it. The support on the PlayStation 3 will come as part of an upcoming firmware update, but no specific details on when to expect the update have been announced. It has been suggested, however, that more details are likely during the company’s announcements during CES in January.
Sony is banking heavily that the 3D technology will be the next big thing and it is no surprise that Sony is getting out in front of this technology. The new Blu-ray format really just adds the 3D support to the existing specification; but if you don’t have a 3D-capable display device, you will still get the standard 2D images.
The recently released title “Avatar: The Game” supports the 3D technology for those that are able to take advantage of it. It uses the same 3D technology that was used to create the movie. The title will go down in history as the first of what is being called the new wave of 3D technology. According to sources, several developers have 3D titles in development, but so far very little in the way of actual details for these upcoming gaming titles has emerged.