Could We See True Stereoscopic 3D VR On PS3?

E-mpire: Sony announced a stereoscopic 3D headset for PS3 and Blu-Ray players during their CES 2011 keynote speech. This article examines how Sony could utilize tech in PS3 already to make it into a full 3D virtual reality headset.

mrmcygan4712d ago

So is this actually going to be released or is it just a 3D tech demo.


it won't hurt the eyes and the brain. X(

AndrewRyan4712d ago

Indeed. Unfortunately it will if you are a hardcore gamer and actually play for 3 or more hour sessions. I think I am sticking with my LCD since I do marathons sometimes.

GamingManiac4712d ago

step by step sony will gain controll of humanity, this being the first step....

rockleex4712d ago (Edited 4712d ago )

Its possible.

Its already pretty close to being true with 3DTV + 3D game + headtracking + PS Eye & Move.



That combination is exactly what Sony was calling holographic gaming tech they would be pushing this year. I think that will be as close as we'll get to VR this gen (same probably wiith Kinect, but without 3D gaming or TV), next gen shall be quite a blast for this, I can totally see next gen consoles coming with a cam (maybe even built in with a way greater FOV) just for this kind of tech.

nycredude4712d ago

WTF. Does this thing cover our eyes?

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fr0sty4712d ago (Edited 4712d ago )

The headset is going to be released, however Sony has not made any announcements about using the technology in the way this article describes. This was just pondering what the possibilities this new headset coupled with PS3/Move are. PSeye very easily could track a device like that to know where to pan the camera in a first person 3d game world.

and yes 360 fans, so can kinect. may not be quite as responsive (eye is capable of up to 120fps, so tracking may be faster on eye), but it could do it. However, 360 isn't going to be outputting HD 3D video to this thing anyway. It probably requires HDMI 1.3a or higher for the 3D effect. I'm actually curious to find out how this visor connects to the device that's sending it video.

milohighclub4712d ago

just got say i bought another xbox and thought i'd try my HDMI 1.4 from the ps3 and it works perfectly

fr0sty4712d ago (Edited 4712d ago )

HDMI 1.4 cables are cross compatible with older versions of HDMI, that doesn't mean Xbox 360 can do HDMI 1.4. True HDMI 1.4 (as in 2 HDMI 1.4 ports on either end and a 1.4 cable connecting them)transmits data at twice the rate that the 360's HDMI 1.2 allows for, which is why in order to do 3D 360 has to squeeze 2 standard def frames into a 720p frame buffer, and even then it's not guaranteed to work with a HDMI 1.4 compliant TV, as 1.4 is the only 3D standard. So, not all 3DTV's are required to be compatible with 360's 3D method, whereas all of them ARE required to be compatible with PS3's method.

mindedone4712d ago


1.4 cables are compatible with 1.3 and earlier ports, and 1.2 cables are compatible with 1.3 and above. In fact, PS3 isn't even 1.4.

milohighclub4712d ago

ahhhh cool makes sense.
@mindedone i believe it is,it needs to be to play 3d games

fr0sty4711d ago (Edited 4711d ago )

PS3 is 1.3a, which has all of the features 1.4 has but cannot do the 100mbps ethernet connectivity (allowing you to have network connection, video, and sound in one wire). It has the same bandwidth of 1.4a otherwise, which is what allows it to be able to send 3D video to a 1.4 port.

HDMI 1.2 and earlier all have half the bandwidth of 1.3/1.4.

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slutface4712d ago

sony again....murking the competition

Spitfire_Riggz4712d ago

Damn I didnt think the future would come so fast! We JUST hit 2011!

Cloud_4712d ago

Dont be fooled.
The future is never here. It's just a really advanced present.

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Sony expands emotion-sensing plans with new patent for games that know & adapt to your feelings

From Xfire: "Imagine a PlayStation that could sense and react to gamer's joy, frustration, or boredom."

-Foxtrot3d ago

Great so my console is going to be depressed and anxious 24/7

Seraphim2d ago

come now Fox, we all know you also have bouts of enjoyment while playing some games. Therefore it's not all depression and anxiety, just 90% that. ;P

northpaws2d ago


No, when it knows you are depressed, then it would cheer you up, to keep gamers in a good mental state.

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TheColbertinator2d ago (Edited 2d ago )

Is Peter Molyneux working for Sony now?

RonnySins2d ago

No, thanks. I want to play games, not to be a lab rat for your experiments.