Sony Restricts PlayStation 3 3D Games to 720p

Sony on Friday confirmed that, when playing 3D games, the image on the screen will be limited to a resolution of 720p. Joystiq reports that even games that usually run at 1080p will be scaled down to fit this guideline.

Though the PS3 is capable of 1080p 3D playback, Sony's Simon Benson said that the higher resolution would mean sacrificing the 60 fps available with 720 (compared to the 24 fps for Blu-ray movies). Benson went on to assure his audience that most gamers probably wouldn't be able to tell the difference, as trained computer graphics artists barely could.

Source: Joystiq

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  • If I want 3D, I'll go outside and yell at the kids to get off my lawn.
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  • Yup, consoles are really on par with PC's as their fanboys keep telling us. Or not...

    This proves yet again that even a mid end PC can easily outperform any console on the market, not to mention it has the ability to do more than gaming and playing films.
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  • any PC gamer in the world could tell the difference between 720 and 1080 res. its the most glaringly obvious change you could possibly make to an image. what a stupid thing for this 'professional' to say.

    considering there are hardly any 1080p games out though, i don't see why this needed an announcement. we already know that 3d uses additional resources, and games need to drop down one resolution to support it. (1080p games go down to 720, and 720 to 480)

    so was this just in case someone makes a game at 2560 resolution? and we are all disappointed we cant use it in 3d?

    i understand the console gaming market is a 'simple' one, but im pretty sure this is a new level of dumb.
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  • Ill take 720P. Hell of a lot better than what Microsoft is offering in the 3D market.
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  • LOL I can see the difference. Way to not deliver on promises.
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  • any PC gamer in the world could tell the difference between 720 and 1080 res. its the most glaringly obvious change you could possibly make to an image. what a stupid thing for this 'professional' to say.

    considering there are hardly any 1080p games out though, i don't see why this needed an announcement. we already know that 3d uses additional resources, and games need to drop down one resolution to support it. (1080p games go down to 720, and 720 to 480)

    so was this just in case someone makes a game at 2560 resolution? and we are all disappointed we cant use it in 3d?

    i understand the console gaming market is a 'simple' one, but im pretty sure this is a new level of dumb.
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