At E3 this year Sony’s press conference was brilliant, filled with new game announcements and gameplay of console exclusives, but one aspect of their conference particularly stood out as exceptionally innovative and surprising. Sony made the announcement that they would be developing their own “playstation certified” 3DTV, designed to cut down the cost of bringing 3D into the home. The 22″ television features Motorstorm Apocalypse, Resistance 3, a HDMI cable and a pair of 3D glasses, and will be released on November 13th 2011.
The most innovative feature of this television is clearly the feature that Sony is calling “SimulView”, in which two separate players can play full screen games at the same time with the use of specially designed 3D glasses. Sony recently stated “the 3D Display is the only display on the market that supports the SimulView two-player gaming feature”. Currently announced to support this innovative new feature are Playstation exclusive titles Motorstorm Apocalypse, Gran Turismo 5, Killzone 3 and Super Stardust HD, with “more titles to share soon”.
Sony recently announced that there were now over 40 3D games available for the Playstation 3, as well as a wide range of 3D movies that can be downloaded from the store, and that the TV would also work with your Xbox 360 and PC, so you can play 3D games on all of your favourite HD platforms.