Sony announce Stereoscopic 3D Gaming on PS3

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) will tomorrow release the first stereoscopic 3D game experiences for PlayStation®3 (PS3™), giving gamers a whole new perspective and a new way to experience some of their favourite titles. The stereoscopic 3D Collection includes PS3 classics WipEout® HD, SuperStardust™HD, PAIN™, plus an exclusive single level demo of MotorStorm®: Pacific Rift.  The titles are available for just €29.99 / £23.99, downloadable from PlayStation®Store or free as part a great value Sony Bravia 3D TV package, giving you everything you need to get you started for a home entertainment experience in 3D.  Whether you’re after the thrill of the race or an intergalactic battle, the stereoscopic 3D Collection will let you step into the game and be at the centre of the action.  

MotorStorm 3D Pacific Rift Demo

Available exclusively as part of the stereoscopic 3D Collection, MotorStorm®: Pacific Rift in stereoscopic 3D is where you’ll experience the ride of your life. The demo puts you in the driver’s seat of a buggy for a one track, single player race around the deadly Kanaloa Bay for a dangerously real battle against ruthless opponents. Brutal off road racing on PS3 just became more real.

 

Commenting on the launch, SCEE President Andrew House said, “PlayStation® has always been about outstanding entertainment.  The stereoscopic 3D Collection showcases the depth of technology behind PS3 and gives us a feel for the potential for future releases. Stereoscopic 3D technology coupled with the likes of PlayStation®Move motion controller allows us to create an ever more compelling, realistic and immersive experience.  Add to that our online capabilities, community interaction features, our film and music services and you’ve got a very exciting proposition for the future of home entertainment.”

 

WipEout HD

It’s come a long way since it was first published on PlayStation in 1995, and now cult classic WipEout HD moves into another racing dimension. The stereoscopic 3D Collection will include the full game, with the exception of the separately sold Fury downloadable content (DLC), so you can experience the adrenaline rush of navigating the twists and turns of futuristic racetracks at breathtaking speeds like never before.

PAIN

Give a whole host of annoying characters and the odd celebrity their just desserts in this incredibly addictive PlayStation®Network favourite that lets you fling them from a giant catapult into walls, windows, tanks of gas, piles of tyres…and the occasional clown. The stereoscopic 3D Collection will include the Downtown area and tutorial along with three modes, including two new modes created specifically with stereoscopic 3D in mind, Alien Toss and Ice Blocks[1].

SuperStardust HD

Bringing intense, intergalactic shooting action into another dimension, SuperStardust HD will transport you into a spectacular space setting where you’ll fight to obliterate gigantic asteroids as they rain down into terrestrial orbit and threaten to destroy entire planets. Experience asteroids fly past you as you navigate the deadly battleground – only a battle on a cosmic level will save the indigenous life below from destruction.

Commenting on the launch, SCEE President Andrew House said, “PlayStation® has always been about outstanding entertainment.  The stereoscopic 3D Collection showcases the depth of technology behind PS3 and gives us a feel for the potential for future releases. Stereoscopic 3D technology coupled with the likes of PlayStation®Move motion controller allows us to create an ever more compelling, realistic and immersive experience.  Add to that our online capabilities, community interaction features, our film and music services and you’ve got a very exciting proposition for the future of home entertainment.”

WipEout HD, PAIN and SuperStardust HD are available as part of the stereoscopic 3D Collection at €29.99 or alternatively are available individually at their current prices, while those who already own the games can upgrade their games to stereoscopic 3D via a free patch. Get ready for a new dimension in gaming. Find out more at www.eu.playstation.com

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