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PS3 FW 3.30 Live, Preps Consoles for 3D Gaming

Back in February, there were rumors that Sony would be releasing a 3D firmware update for the PS3 console. John Koller, the director of hardware marketing for SCEA said Sony would release the update, "this summer" turning the PlayStation 3 into a "a fully-fledged, stereoscopic 3D-capable games platform."

Last night Sony's Eric Lempel announced that the company was releasing PS3 3.30 and detailed that the update preps consoles for 3D gaming. The update consists mainly of enhancements for trophies but it's Lempel's mention of 3D gaming that has everyone talking.

"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," Mr. Lempel wrote.

Sony's 3D BRAVIA TVs are expected to hit this summer so it doesn't really tell us anymore about a release date but it's nice to know things are moving in that direction.

  • Marco925
    But No linux in 3D!

    Actually no linux at all...
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  • rhino13
    So this is the prep for the update we've all been waiting for.
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  • sheath
    Like Linux was actually useful on the PS3...
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  • dwave
    Hold the phone.....Sony is adding a feature instead of removing one? Wow, it is about time!
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  • Marco925
    Well, at least it'll play Crysis 2
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  • elcentral
    i well pr newer going to care for 3d glasses and such. but where the hell did that ps3 thing go where you had 2 diods on your head and the ps3 eye trackt your movements so it locked like your looking frue a glas window, its one of the coolest thing ive ewer seen if they implement it in pcgames or ps3 ill get it the same day.
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  • seraphimcaduto
    next they might add software-based PS2 game emulation....wait....this is sony we're talking about...."sigh" nevermind.
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  • 2zao
    hacked version with linux compatibility wont take long to get here... didnt take long for the last update to get hacked for linux support...
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  • mouettus
    will it play 3d blu-rays as well? we would only have to plug the glasses into the usb ports...?
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  • I don't understand why there is a need to update a system to prepare it for another update. whould it be better to only update it one time with all the functionalities?
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