Sony puts 3D game compatibility in mandatory PS3 firmware update

3D gaming has been given an official kick up the rear, with the latest Playstation 3 Firmware update, 3.30, packing the ability to play stereoscopic gaming.

At the moment there aren’t any 3D titles available for the PS3, but the update proves Sony is set to change that. It was thought that the 3D firmware update wouldn’t be out for a couple of months, so perhaps Sony is gearing up for a closer 3D launch.

According to Pocket-Lint, Wipeout HD, Motorstorm Pacific Rift, PAIN and Super Stardust HD will all be available soon, the first copies of which will ship with Sony’s new Bravia 3D TVs. They’ll then be plonked onto the Playstation Network.

The mandatory update packs some other bits and bobs. You can expect an updated PS3 to have heavily increased Flash support for YouTube or iPlayering around on. The Sixth Axis reports that there have been reworkings to the Trophy system which can now be fully sorted by name and date. Most interestingly, perhaps, is an option available for PC remote play. As usual there have been some reports of bugs following the update.

Keen gamers with heaps of money will be able to buy the Bravia 3D, shipping with the 3D titles, this June.