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PlayStation 3 Gets 3D Support With Firmware 3.3

Update adds features that won't initially be usable.


Sony made available version 3.3 of the PlayStation 3's firmware today. Oddly enough, the update's two major features won't initially be usable.

Most notable among the updates is compatibility with 3D games. To play games in 3D, you'll have to connect your PS3 via HDMI to a 3D-ready television.

The only problem here is that the PS3 does not yet have any 3D compatible games available. The firmware page says that Sony will provide additional details on 3D game releases in the future.

The other major feature is support for an additional Remote Play device. Joining the PSP, you'll now be able to select PC as the target device for remotely accessing the PS3.

This feature will only be usable on future VAIO PCs. The firmware page says details will be announced in May or beyond at the VAIO official site.

Other features for the update include:

  • Can select Bit Stream (Direct) and Bit Stream (Mix) in the BD audio out setting
  • Can sort Trophies
  • Trophies that have yet to be attained now display "Hidden Trophy" instead of the current "???"

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