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The Ultimate 3D Experience: Stereoscopic 3D Gaming on PlayStation 3 Available Tomorrow

John Koller's Avatar Posted by Vice President, PlayStation Brand Marketing, SIEA

Hi everyone! The moment is here — starting tomorrow, high-definition stereoscopic 3D gaming will be available in your very own living rooms! As you already know, all PlayStation 3 systems are already equipped with everything they need to play stereoscopic 3D games. Thanks to a free firmware update released this past April, the PS3 system is the only console on the market that can support full stereoscopic 3D gaming — right from your living room, and with no additional charge.

Today, our sister company Sony Electronics announced its 3D capable BRAVIA HDTVs are now available for pre-sale and will ship to retailers later this month. There are a broad range of models available in different screen sizes, some packaged with active glasses and others without, giving consumers the option to choose which 3D entertainment solution works for them. For more information, click here.

Stereoscopic 3D Gaming on PlayStation 3

We’re extremely excited to be at the helm of a whole new gaming experience unlike anything offered before. Starting tomorrow, the following games and demos will be available in stereoscopic 3D for anyone who owns a PS3 system and 3D television:

  • WipEout HD (full game): Experience the adrenalin rush of navigating the twists and turns of futuristic racetracks at breathtaking speeds like never before.
  • Super Stardust HD (full game): Experience asteroids fly past you as you navigate the deadly battleground — only a battle on a cosmic level will save the indigenous life below from destruction.
  • PAIN: The stereoscopic 3D content will include the Downtown area and tutorial along with three modes, including two new modes created specifically with stereoscopic 3D in mind, Alien Toss and Ice Breaker.
  • MotorStorm Pacific Rift (demo): MotorStorm Pacific Rift in stereoscopic 3D puts you in the driver’s seat of a buggy for a one track, single player race around the deadly Kanaloa Bay for a dangerously real battle against ruthless opponents.

Stereoscopic 3D Gaming on PlayStation 3

To give PS3 and new 3D capable BRAVIA owners a sample of 3D entertainment at its best, 3D capable BRAVIA HDTVs will come with PlayStation Network vouchers to download these four stereoscopic 3D game experiences, which total more than 100 hours of gameplay.

We’re also announcing that The Fight: Lights Out will be available in stereoscopic 3D, combining PlayStation Move with 3D to deliver an immersive and realistic gaming experience unlike anything you’ve played before. This is only a small taste of the 3D experiences you can expect with the new 3D capable BRAVIA HDTVs and PS3. With new gaming experiences coming this year in the form of stereoscopic 3D gaming and PlayStation Move, as well as an expansive software line-up, the PS3 system truly does everything and continues to be at the forefront of innovation. In addition, 3D Blu-ray movie playback is coming to the PS3 this year via firmware update. Stay tuned for even more 3D news and announcements coming in the near future!

Stereoscopic 3D Gaming on PlayStation 3

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SPYKE81v said:

June 11th, 11:39 am

oh and by the way i dont own a pspgo either

Boofster said:

June 11th, 1:26 pm

Works great on my Panasonic VT25! Thanks a ton Sony! Auto-3D switch and all the options were flawless. Even the glasses came on and off by themselves.

Motorstorm is amazing in 3D and Stardust will overload your brain :)

Wipeout looks cool but the game is just not that fun.

Pain is perfect in 3D also, even after having to download 1gb+ of updates ;)

Boofster said:

June 11th, 1:27 pm

Oh and people need to stop complaining. All the games had a 2D option as well so don’t worry, you won’t be left out.

HeadcoldCamper said:

June 11th, 8:44 pm

So does anyone know if and when they will be a patch for the full retail motorstorm pacific rift to run in 3d? The demo is one of the best things I’ve ever experienced and I own the full game! I would love a update, I hope its not just a demo and thats it…..

X-NOBODY-X said:

June 11th, 11:50 pm

Quote: Baru : “I have a Samsung 3d tv and downloaded MS but for some reason it does not allow me to play in 3d. It has two options in the main menu “Play” and “Play in 3d”. The latter is in grey and cannot be selected. Can anyone help me? The PS3 is connected directly to the tv”

I’m Using the Samsung UN55C800 3D TV, I had the same problem at first, then I went to the Video output settings and select HDMI, automatic. and there was a massage saying that a 3d display was detected and asks you the size of your tv. once you set it up right, you go back the game, it automatically asks you to put on a pair of 3D glasses, and the play in 3D option ia available now, have fun, the 3D looks awesome !!!

favian said:

June 12th, 11:26 am

i like this

Integrated12345 said:

June 13th, 4:22 am

i cant wait to get that phone call from Harvey Norman saying “you can come pick up your 3D-TV” Sony have sent out an early shipment to Australia because of the Soccer being broadcast in 3D but i am not sure what states got them, i am guessing only Sydney as Sony Australia is located there.

I am really looking forwards to Grand Turismo 5 in 3D later this year, that game has been in development since the launch of the PS3!

as for those poeple that are saying 3D who cares etc get down to Harvey Norman and watch a Bluray in 3D and then make a judgement! i was blown away and i was also once a but skeptical!


June 13th, 5:55 am

everyone who has only bad things to say about the 3d tv’s has obviously not even tried truely is an amazing exprience even with the few games they have updated,for me it has breathed whole new life into games i have’nt played in a long time…u must try it in the comfort of your own home

Adamant said:

June 13th, 8:12 am

I have a 2009 Mitsubishi C9 series DLP TV that is 3D ready. Except, for whatever reason Sony has decided not to natively support it, even thought the Avatar game released, what, last year?, supported it.

Now i have to go buy a $100 adapter THAT DOESN’T EVEN EXIST YET, just to get in on the 3D fun on my PS3. I don’t understand why checkerboard 3D formatted output wasn’t implemented, as it is actually quite simple and you only have to render each view at half resolution.

Quite let down Sony after waiting for months for this update.

neuromancer1 said:

June 14th, 1:30 pm

Agree with Adamanat – I’ve got a 2008 Samsung DLP 3D-Ready set that requires the “checkerboard” 1080p 3D format. Both “Avatar:The Game” and “Invincible Tiger” supported the format from the options menu.


If it’s not possible for games (720p), I hope a display/format option will be implemented for 3D Blu-ray playback, otherwise I’ll be forced to trade in my Playstation towards a Panasonic BDT300 3D Blu-ray player (, which DOES support output to checkerboard format (verified at Best Buy this past weekend)!

Dead_Cow said:

June 15th, 8:14 pm

I’d just like to say that it totally sucks that Sony left out checkerboard format for 3d. Way to leave every single DLP owner in the lurch, Sony. You miraculously captured 1/25th of the 3d market instead of a huge chunk of it. Good thinking.

gregstone said:

June 16th, 6:27 am

What!?!?!?!?!?How many times does it have to be said?3D is AWESOME,AND YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE RICH TO AFFORD IT!!!!These cry-babies moaning about how they just bought a HDTV and 3D is a fad are just jealous and angry with themselvers for not waiting.I did my research and KNEW this was coming 3 years ago, and i waited.I also did compairson shopping and found a 50 Samsung 7000 series plasma HDTV with 3D for $1600.00 USD!Thats only 2 to 3 hundred more for the same TV without 3D.Had these whiners done their research, and waited, they could have had a 3DTV also.DLP owners can take heart though,Mitsubishi is almost ready with their converter box that should sell for about $100.00 USD.It sucks,to be sure,but its better than not having it at all.As far as i know, Samsung is not working on a converter, but 3rd party manufacturers are.My research told me that the technology was there for a long time to make high definition 3D in the home a reality, but deciding on a standard was the hold up on it.I almost bought a 3D ready DLP until i read about standards issues and waited, and it paid off.I suggest EVERYONE research EVERYTHING about major purchases.

gregstone said:

June 16th, 6:46 am

I have to say a couple more things too.I want Motor Storm Pacific Rift in 3D as a full game, not just a demo.The demo is awesome,but it’s only a demo.Having played that demo in 3D it’s clearly visible that 3D is the FUTURE OF GAMING.3Ddid so much for that demo, that its unreal how much more immersive it is,My wife, who HATES VIDEO GAMES was hooked once my sons and i were able to talk her into trying it.We could not get her off of the PS3 for an hour.She said after playing it in 3D,”that makes me want to go out and race dune buggies for real now”.I have to admitt, it makes me want to do more now too.I just cant wait for GT5 now, and other 3D racers and shooters.I could only imagine what 3D could to GTA4 and Red Dead Redemption, or other free roam games.Hell, it would really do wonders for linear games too, or any game for that matter.It truely is the future of gaming, and the Motor Storm demo convinced me of that.Don’t say you don’t care about 3D or its a fad, or i can do without it, because one you try it, you will become a believer, i guarangoddamntee it!

Phillyblunz said:

June 17th, 11:47 am

Awesome now i can use my 3-D Samsung DLP for gaming, oh wait….

No I cant.

How thoughtless of to not include the checkerboard format for 3-D. There are over 4 million 3-D DLP’s sold world-wide and no support for their capabilities except via computer.

I think it would be easy enough for Sony to do it, and increase the 3-D install base to several million instead of several thousand that have boughten the 2010 3-D tv’s.

So the PS3 has now lost its title as the best Blu-ray player on the market, and lost well over 4 million customers in the process, good job guys!!!

Time to trade in the PS3 for a capable Panasonic Blu-ray player!

I cant belive Sony turned a hardcore fanboy like me against them.

luckyduke24 said:

June 17th, 3:24 pm

I played Motorstorm in 3D a few days ago and it was amazing. And for all of those who say that no one cares about 3D I can remember Nintendo saying the same thing about HD and online gaming. And yeah the games that will just add in 3D just for s’s and g’s are gonna suck but for those like Killzone 3 which is being made with 3D in mind so every decision they make will be around the 3D :D it’s going to be fabulous and I for one can’t wait.

SwoleRN said:

June 18th, 3:47 am

All it took was one look at the 3d HD gaming on PS3 on my 3DTV and I was a 3d believer. The immersion the 3d imaging brings you into the game is breathtaking. You are not just watching the game on a flat TV, in 3d the game surrounds you as a feeling that you are almost in the game. I took the 3d plunge and it was worth every penny, which actually wasnt that much more than a HDTV. Some of the technology on some of the 3dtvs isnt there yet. Some of 3dtvs did produce a headache after watching for a short time, had ghosting images, and jitter effect. Then i saw the award winning Panasonic 50VT25, with more poping out of screen 3d effects with none of the picture distortion the other 3dtvs had(Sorry Sony). But i havent watched the new Sonys 3dtvs that are barely comming out either. 3d is here to stay, as seen by cable broadcasting and ESPN 3d. The 3d technology will just improve unti hologram TV comes out(prob 10yrs). As for the gaming aspect of 3d im hooked and im not even that big of a gamer. But it is hard to go back to flat 2d after the experience. So Sony please release more 3d titles soon and thankyou.

Candango said:

June 19th, 5:03 pm

I love PS3 but I have to admint Sony is pretty good at shooting on it´s own foot sometimes. One of their biggest E3 market campaing was 3D gaming, what they didn´t tell was in order to experience this new trend I need a 2,000 USD TV. I was hoping the PS3+googles would suffice.

Well, I will have to enjoy 3D games through Nintendo 3DS at first =/

Olympiakakias said:

June 20th, 4:33 pm

Guys I was searching for about 3 days to find someone that could answer to my question… So we all know that there are many people who, not a long time ago, bought an HDTV(including me)…. Before buying an HDTV we were able to play PS3 games on the old, normal TVs without the HD graphics… Will this be possible with games having the 3D label on them? Playing on HDTVs without the 3D graphics? Like many people I would love to play games like Crysis 2 even without 3D… About 80 percent of the fans of PS3 have not the appropriate money to buy a 3DTV…. So can those people like me have a hope about the future great titles that are coming? And to answer to some people who said that we are jealous about not being able to afford, we didn’t say that 3D isn’t so damn cool or amazing… But people everything must come on it’s appropriate time… It’s too early for 3D… And if u ask me I personally don’t think that 3D will stay for too long… About a year and a half… Make it 2 years not more…

gregstone said:

June 21st, 7:39 am

@Olympiakakias | June 20th, 2010 at 4:33 pm::

You will have the option of playing in 3D or not playing in 3D in the start menu of the game you’re playing.At least thats the way the Motor Storm Demo is.Also after i updated to the 3.30 firmware,i went into the video settings options of my PS3,and selected HDMI Automatic, and then the console detected that i had a 3DTV, and asked me to enter the screen size of my TV.I think this is relevent information because of the auto detect mode of the 3D in my Samsung 7000 series.It will automatically ask me if i want to play or view something in 3D if it is available.So even with movies that are mastered in 3D i can choose not to watch in 3D if i don’t want to, and i can imagine no reason why the same wouldn’t be so with games too.

Olympiakakias said:

June 21st, 2:47 pm

Thanks alot….. Phew…. Relieved at last :)

Feisar said:

June 23rd, 8:51 pm

Dear Sony,

I am the new owner of a 3DTV. I already owned 2 PS3’s. I own all of the above mentioned games.

I was brought to this page when I did a search on the PS3 *NOT* playing 3D movies, which I only discovered AFTER I bought one and tried to play it in 3D. I just assumed that since I saw the 3d games update on PSN that I was covered.

Please get that 3D Blu Ray patch going – like immediately. I consider the PS3 the flagship EVERYTHING player from Sony, and the fact that it doesn’t play 3D blu ray right now after the launch of your 3DTV’s is crazy.

The games, at least, look excellent in 3D. Wipeout especially.

Here’s my email ; [DELETED]

GuitarheroWWEduh said:

June 25th, 4:05 pm

The Sony 3D Bravia Tv + Ps3 + Modern Warfare 2 + Playstation Move = EPIC :o

peppes190002a said:

June 29th, 3:58 am

Hello, i bought the 3d stereophonic game set. But only 2 games are 3D (wipeout and motorstorm) the other 2 are just 2d. I have been writing a couple of mails already about this. The ONLY reply i got was “the should work in 3D all 4) BIG help that was.
Maybe YOU can help me? I hope so.
Kind regards.

clarkeyjr said:

June 29th, 5:05 am

hi peppes190002a, with pain only some of the levels are in 3D and you can only play these after you have completed the tutorial and with superstardust HD it should ask you just before the title screen if you want to play in 3D or 2D. if these still don’t work all i can suggests is deleting them and re-downloading them. (ps pain is just as crap in 3D as in 2D) hope this helps.

peppes190002a said:

June 30th, 2:00 am

Hi Clarkeyjr.
Only with the 2 mentioned games i get the question if i want 2 or 3D. I know they are not my “favourite” kind of games, but once you have a 3D tv you take anything you can get, since there aint so much to choose from :-) I will try downloading them again. Thanks for the advice, youre doing better then the “helpdesk” :-)

Dreamz_Of_Future said:

July 2nd, 10:01 pm

Dammit, Sony is so happy with this stupid 3d, it was easier to play with the original 3D, at least it works with all kind of screens, and no need to buy a new HD Full 3D, I was so happy to have HD ready, and now Sony made me desperate indeed I am not getting it -_-

alberick said:

July 4th, 3:48 pm

I got myself a 3D ready TV 2 days ago (Sony Bravia KDL-40HX800 with the 3D transmitter and of course a pair of glasses). The 3D games worked fine until I logged in to my old PS3 upstairs (which is connected to an older HD-Ready Bravia model can’t remember the reference) and now I cannot select ‘paly in 3D’ anymore on my new PS3 slim which is connected to the new TV.
What’s going on here? I thought the PS3 ould detect to what TV it’s connected? Kinda gutted, don’t know what to do anymore. The transmitter is well connected and the 3D menu is visible in the TV’s option menu, when i hit the 3D button on the TV it does switch to 3D correctly, it is just that none of the games lets me choose ‘play in 3d’ or ‘play in 2D’ anymore…


x_iNfaMouSx said:

July 7th, 6:18 am

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thanks :)
Sorry for spamming and changing the subject but i dont want to go out and purchase a 3D TV because i just bought a Massive Plasma TV
ahh well !

mc_doraemon said:

July 8th, 1:58 pm

Heavy Rain Move Edition, 3D please.

Little Big Planet 2, 3D please.

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