PS3 Firmware Update: PS3 in 3D

We’ve all dreamed of 3D gaming, and I’m not talking about the amount of polygons in a game.  No, I’m talking pop-out-of-your-TV 3D.  You know, the kind of 3D effect that we get when we put on those goofy glasses.  Well, Sony is planning on bringing that 3D effect to gamers everywhere sometime in 2011 or 2012 via a firmware update.

PlayStation 3 reps have talked about bringing the stereoscopic 3D look to their console for some time now, and it seems that they’re really serious about the matter.  First revealed at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show, Sony displayed a demo of MotorStorm running in sexy stereoscopic 3D effects.

In order to help gamers get the most out of this new feature, Sony plans on bringing a 3D-compatible Bravia HDTV into the market.  The new TV, which will obviously be compatible with the PlayStation 3, has a planned launch of 2010.

Sony reps stated that a line of games designed specifically around stereoscopic 3D technology would be released.  In addition to these 3D-exclusive games, Sony also mentioned the possibility of previously released software working with the technology.

Just what kind of impact will the implementation of stereoscopic technology have on the PlayStation 3?  For that matter, what kind of impact will it have on the gaming market?  Is Sony doing something extraordinary here?  Or is this destined to be another SIXAXIS-esque fiasco?

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