Sony has launched a range of 3D games, including Wipeout HD and Pain, available from today through the PlayStation Network.
The high-definition, stereoscopic 3D games can be played on 3D televisions using special glasses. Sony issued a PS3 firmware update in April to equip consoles for next-generation, three-dimensional gaming, and its range of 3D-capable Bravia televisions has just gone on sale.
Four 3D games will be available at launch – Wipeout HD, Super Stardust HD, Pain, and a demo of MotorStorm Pacific Rift. The games will automatically update to the 3D versions if players already own the regular 2D versions of the game. Alternatively, PS3 owners will be able to buy the 3D collection for £23.99.
“We’re extremely excited to be at the helm of a whole new gaming experience unlike anything offered before,” wrote John Koller, Sony’s director of PlayStation hardware marketing, in a blog post.
“This is only a small taste of the 3D experiences you can expect from Sony’s Bravia range of 3D TVs and the PlayStation 3,” he said. “The PlayStation 3 system continues to be at the forefront of innovation. In addition, 3D Blu-ray movie playback is coming to the PS3 this year via a firmware update.”
Sony is expected to give more details about its 3D games line-up at the E3 video games expo in Los Angeles next week. Gaming fans are keen to hear how the company will marry 3D gaming with its next-generation, motion-sensing controller system, the PlayStation Move, which launches this autumn.