With Sony going 3D crazy this week, they have launched their new 3D plans consisting of a raft of different 3D content that will be available over the next 6 months; comprising Games, Movies, Music, Sports, and hardware.
First off will be 3D gaming and this will come via the Playstation Network, those of you who have stumped up the cash for a new 3D enabled TV will probably want know. What can I watch in 3D now? The answer is games. You will be able to download the 3D update and will be awarded WipEout HD, SuperStardust HD, Pain, and finally MotorStorm Pacific Rift Demo all for free in full 3D glory.
Sony have already confirmed that Sony Pictures will be making their next three blockbusters in full 3D glory, these will include; the new and un-named Spider-Man, The Green Hornet and last but not least the new Resident Evil: Afterlife.
More family friendly content will come via Monster House and Open Season and with Sony have confirmed that Sony Music will get involved in the 3D revolution with music videos from Shakira, SIA’s gig at the round house in London, iconic music videos, which will be remastered into 3D. And finally, Jimi Hendrix will be brought back to life with many of his classic videos making the jump from 2D to 3D.
Sony will of course be filming the World Cup in 3D but you won’t be able to watch it in the comfort of your own home unless you live in South Korea or America. But all is not lost, as they will be previewing content at their 1,300 affiliated Sony stores across the UK and in selective cinemas.
Hardware-wise you will be able to pick up Sony’s new Bravia 3D TVs with 200Hz high frame rate technology and with full 1080p resolution – you’ll have never seen 3D quite like this.
Spearheading the revolution will come via from a complete range of Sony Blu-ray Home Cinema Systems. A 3D firmware update will be released in line with the overall 3D launch on June 12th. The BDP-S570 Blu-ray player model, now on sale, is the first with 3D playback out of the box
Another part of the revolution will come via Sony 3D glasses, using active shutter technology to deliver full High Definition 3D are designed for both comfort and stamina. Smaller pink and blue glasses are available for people with smaller face such as children, and with a battery life of approximately 100 hours and an auto shut off function – the Sony glasses will allow you to enjoy the 3D action for longer.
Elsewhere you be able to pick up a world first 3D compatible NEX-5 and NEX-3 cameras, which in conjunction with a compatible Bravia 3D televisions. The high-speed burst of frames is stitched together automatically to create detail-packed 23 megapixel panoramas with a 226-degree effective angle of view. And finally Sony is going to make a 3D laptop – what next a 3D radio? Only time will tell.