Koller: 3D integration on PS3 is "as simple as a firmware update"
- Posted January 9th, 2010 at 10:44 EDT by Michael Harradence
Sony’s director of hardware marketing John Koller has touched on the subject of 3D technology following all the hullabaloo on the feature at this year’s CES, reiterating that 3D implementation on PS3 is “as simple as a firmware update.”
Speaking in a recent video interview, Koller stated, “3D is the buzzword here [at CES] and that’s because it takes gaming much further, and the cycle of innovation that we’ve been trying to put into PS3 has landed us in a spot that puts us within the Holy Grail of gaming,” adding, “It feels like you are ‘in’ the game now with 3D, and it’s fantastic.”
The executive also chimed in on Sony’s earlier stance that implementing the feature on PS3 won’t require much more than a regular firmware update: “Out of the box, with PS3, you don’t have to do anything. It’s gonna take just a simple firmware update which most people do regularly anyway, and that’s all it’s gonna take to accolade the PS3 to 3D gaming. It’s just a simple firmware update on the hardware.”
Still, you’ll have to fork out for a 3D TV and glasses to get the full experience, naturally. As for Blu-ray movies, Koller said they would require a separate firmware update: “You will, however, have to have a 3D TV and the glasses to get the full experience and Blu-ray movies in 3D will require a separate firmware update, which will be required by the end of the year,” he explained.
Take a gander at the full interview below: