The digital gaming revolution has begun as 3D has sunk its fangs into console game. With 3D television hitting the market, 3D video games are on the way. At the Sony E3 2010 Keynote Address, it was announced that Tron Evolution, Killzone 3, Gran Turismo 5, and other video games will be in 3D exclusively on the PlayStation 3. Tron Evolution is still set to come out on PC and Xbox 360, but if you want to play it in 3D, you’ll need a PS3, a 3DTV, and the special 3D glasses that come with the TV. They’re not the normal glasses you’d get in a movie theater, so I don’t know if those kind of 3D glasses will even work.
I recently went to my local Sony Store and while I was there they had a 3DTV on display. There weren’t any games to play, but they showed footage from Little Big Planet and Wipeout in 3D. It looked incredible, especially Wipeout. Obviously, Tron Evolution is a game that sounds perfect for 3D. The game is set for release at the end of the year, around the same time that Tron Legacy (also in 3D) hits theaters. Check out the banners and the teaser trailer for Tron Evolution after the jump along with a list of other PlayStation 3 games that will be in 3D. [Update: We’ve added the press release from Sony after the jump]
Here’s a list of 3D games announced at Sony’s E3 2010 Keynote Address [via Joystiq]: a new Motorstorm game, Ghost Recon, NBA 2K11, MLB2K11, Mortal Kombat, and a new HD collection of the Sly Cooper games. There’s also a PlayStation Move (their upcoming motion-controlled add-on) game called Sorcery that’s in 3D.
Here’s the press release:
Sony Computer Entertainment America Delivers Groundbreaking 3D Technology, Next Generation Motion Control Experiences, and an Unrivaled PlayStation(R)3 Game Line Up at E3 2010
SCEA Unleashes the Broadest and Deepest Entertainment Offerings for Families, Providing More Reasons to Gather in the Living Room
LOS ANGELES, June 15 /PRNewswire/ — Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC (SCEA) held its annual press conference today at the E3 Media & Business Summit in Los Angeles, Calif., announcing groundbreaking new products and services that further establish PlayStation’s leadership and cutting edge position in home entertainment. Since last Fall, the PlayStation® business has experienced unprecedented growth, fueling huge momentum into the new year. The company is poised once again to deliver consumers unrivaled entertainment options this year with the latest in 3D technology, introduction of PlayStation®Move games, and blockbuster games such as inFAMOUS 2, Twisted Metal®, Gran Turismo® 5, LittleBigPlanet™ 2, and Killzone® 3.
“We are transforming the way consumers interact and consume content in the living room and we’ve been redefining this entertainment experience now for 15 years,” said Jack Tretton, CEO and President of SCEA. “Sony is the undisputed leader in stereoscopic 3D technology and we are the only company to provide consumers with an end to end solution today. PlayStation is expanding what’s possible with Blu-ray technology by enhancing it with cutting edge stereoscopic 3D games and movies. In addition, we are providing entirely new motion gaming experiences with PlayStation Move.”
SCEA announced on stage that some of the company’s biggest titles will be available to consumers this year in stereoscopic 3D, including MLB® 10 The Show, MotorStorm®: Apocalypse, Killzone® 3, The Sly Collection, and Gran Turismo®5. Beloved franchises from our publishing community will also make their way into consumer homes in stereoscopic 3D on the PlayStation®3 (PS3™) system, such as Crysis 2 from Electronic Arts, Mortal Kombat™ from Warner Brothers, Ubisoft’s Shaun White Skateboarding and TOM CLANCY™’S GHOST RECON: FUTURE SOLDIER™, as well as Disney Tron Evolution the Video Game, and 2K Sports’ NBA® 2K11. Unlike any other console on the market today, all 35.7 million PS3 units globally are capable of playing stereoscopic 3D games via a firmware update in April 2010. Four PS3 titles offering stereoscopic gaming experiences are currently available for download from the PlayStation®Network (PSN) including PAIN, MotorStorm® Pacific Rift, Super Stardust™ HD and WipEout® HD. The PS3 system will make 3D Blu-ray Disc movie support available later this year.
PlayStation® Move motion controller
SCEA also announced that on September 19, 2010 it will release a PlayStation Move bundle comprised of a PlayStation Move motion controller, PlayStation®Eye camera, Sports Champions™ Blu-ray disc game and PlayStation Move demo disc for $99.99 (RRP). Additionally, a PlayStation 3 Sports Champion Move Bundle, which includes a PS3 system, PlayStation Move motion controller, PlayStation Eye camera, Sports Champions Blu-ray game and PlayStation Move game demo disc, will be available for $399.99 (RRP). Stand alone PlayStation Move motion controller for the PS3 system will also be sold at $49.99 (MSRP). The new PlayStation Move navigation controller, which can be used alongside the motion controller for intuitive navigation of in-game characters and objects, will also become available on the same day at $29.99 (MSRP). Standalone first party games for the PlayStation Move will be priced at $39.99 (MSRP). With more than 15 dedicated titles for use with the PlayStation Move motion controller available on the day of launch and 40 more slated to hit throughout the holiday season, both casual gamers and hardcore gamers will have plenty of reasons to clear their coffee tables and immerse themselves in the most precise and ultra sensory gaming experience ever made possible.