Sony announced during its E3 press event that due to the more than 100 3D games on PlayStation, the firm plans to release two new 3D hardware products: a PlayStation branded 3D monitor and glasses, all of which will be available in a bundle with Resistance 3.
The monitor has a 24-inch display developed specifically for the PS3 in full HD and 3D, and it allows two people playing a game to see separate screens each – which means no more split-screens as you’re both looking at the same screen, but will see different images.
Apparently, the display’s “quad-speed frame sequential display technology” is able to minimise crosstalk distortion. Okay. It also sports a 5000:1 contrast ratio, 176 degree viewing angle and 4ms GTG average response time. Not bad for a 35mm thick system.
On the sound side, the display will pack a subwoofer as well as stereo speakers for 2.1 surround, but there’s no word on audio out for fancier systems.
Connectivity wise, the display has two HDMI-in ports – one for your PS3, and one for your choice of device – as well as component-in.
A power save mode, quick-start feature, and support for the BluRay remote round out the display’s feature list.
The new 3D glasses are powered by active-shutter technology, and are available separately at $70 each. Each recharges in three minutes for up to three hours use thanks to a lithium ion battery.
The display, glasses and required cabling will be available in the US this fall, including in a bundle with Resistance 3 for $499.