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Sony To Launch First 3D PS3 Games On Friday 151

Posted by Soulskill
from the how-about-games-with-a-three-dimensional-story dept.
Stoobalou writes "Sony plans to show off the first 3D PlayStation 3 games in the UK on 10 June, with a retail launch on 11 June. If you were wondering why Sony is shutting down half the PSN today for maintenance, then wonder no more. We reckon the company's simply gearing up for the launch of the PlayStation 3's first stereoscopic 3D games. Unfortunately, many game developers are seemingly indifferent to the 3D revolution at the moment. In fact, EA CEO John Riccitiello reckons that it's going to be a good three years before 3D becomes a standard gaming feature. Riccitiello explained that there's a big difference between converting a game to run in 3D mode and properly developing it to take full advantage of the extra dimension."
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Sony To Launch First 3D PS3 Games On Friday

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 10, 2010 @02:37AM (#32520632)

    the 3-D adventures of world-runner (by square) on the NES already had this feature, just press Select button.

    And IIRC, it wasn't the only game on the NES to showcase 3-D.

    And does anyone wonder why it's been mostly forgotten?

  • the first 3D games (Score:4, Informative)

    by mogness (1697042) on Thursday June 10, 2010 @02:57AM (#32520730) Homepage
    From a different source [playstation.com], the first 3d games will be

    * 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.

    I haven't been a fan of the whole 3D TV thing, but I could really get into 3D video games. For that, I'd wear the silly glasses.

  • Re:First 3D games? (Score:4, Informative)

    by dangitman (862676) on Thursday June 10, 2010 @02:58AM (#32520738)

    But we're talking about real 3D graphics, not those fake simulations on a 2D image.

    You mean, Sony has implemented holography? I don't think so. They are talking about stereoscopic imaging, which is pretty much a slightly advanced "fake simulation on a 2D image," hardly "real 3D graphics." Anyway, "3D graphics" has been a term used to describe 3D perspective renderings on a 2D plane for decades.

    Even then, it's still not the first stereoscopic gaming on the PS3 - for example, G-Force [wikipedia.org] used red-blue anaglyph stereography on the PS3 and Xbox, and there were many other stereoscopic games on older platforms such as the PS2 and PC.

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