Actually meeting Sony's promise of a "summer" update...barely
When you power on your PS3 on September 21st, you'll be prompted to download a firmware update. That update will bring something Sony's been promising for months - Blu-ray 3D playback capability!
That's right - for the six or so people who actually have a 3D TV and some sort of Blu-ray 3D movie, but no 3D-capable Blu-ray player, this is good news!
It also goes against a delay Sony mentioned earlier this month that said it wouldn't be pushing out the update until October.
And believe it or not, this will actually fit into Sony's initial promise of making the update available this summer. Summer ends early in the day on September 23rd.
Sony had obviously been very dodgy about getting a specific target window. The company originally said "summer," then "September," then "October," and now, finally, "September 21."
The bigger question is when Blu-ray 3D *content* will actually be available. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is currently the only BD 3D title available in stores. Other titles, like Monsters vs Aliens, Coraline, and Avatar are tied into exclusive deals with TV manufacturers and are not sold separately.
Very few more will come out to general retail by the end of the year, but we'll really have to wait until 2011 before it's actually worth the investment for studios, or consumers.
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Via Digital Trends