Use of 1080p 3D in PS3 games being limited, says Sony

Saturday, 17th July 2010 16:53 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


Sony’s senior development manager, Simon Benson, told attendees during his 3D demo at Develop this week the guidelines for 3D gaming on PS3 limit the display resolution at 720p.

According to Benson, games that run at 1080p like Super Stardust HD, are downscaled to two 720p images, even with PS3 able to display a 1080p 3D image.

Benson said upping resolution interferes with 60fps, and while a “more cinematic game” is better suited for the lower frame rate and higher resolution, Sony’s current guidelines don’t allow a higher setting.

Benson claimed with 3D in 720p, trained computer graphics artists could barely tell the difference between it or 1080p, let alone those with an untrained eye.

A firmware update for 3D Blu-Ray movies at 1080p will hit PS3 later this year.

Via Joystiq.



  1. ninjanutta

    to be honest,almost all games are already 720p,look at god of war 3,thats looking brilliant in 720,it dosent really matter.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Elven_Star

    Not much of a difference, anyway.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. OlderGamer

    720P is just fine, the sweet spot if you will, for gaming.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Crysis

    WOW! i’m still playing on a std tv, think i care if the resoloution is a little weaker when i cannot even get it? i notice the blur too much with higher resoloutions, granted it’s definately worth it, but not that bigger problem for me

    #4 4 years ago
  5. cookiejar

    I’d rather have it 720p and keep the 60 frames up. Much more important IMO.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. OrphanageExplosion

    What he’s actually saying is that the HDMI spec limits 3D 1080p to 24fps which is not really suitable for gaming any way.

    #6 4 years ago

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