Sony’s throwing its weight behind the upcoming PS3 3D update in June by confirming that popular FPS title Killzone 2 will be patched to support 3D in the same month.
As spotted by Gamer Access in the latest edition of PSN series Qore, the move adds triple-A credentials to the firmware update that Sony hopes will allow PS3 to ride the current 3DTV wave.
Whether the game’s 3D update means that previous rumours that a 3D-ready Killzone 3 is preparing for a April 2011 release are now less likely remains to be seen. If the game is on the way, expect a reveal at E3 in June.
Killzone 2 joins the likes of LittleBigPlanet, Wipeout HD, Super Stardust HD and hopefully Gran Turismo 5 in the list of PS3 titles joining the 3D bandwagon.
UPDATE: Sony has stated that Killzone 2 was just one of many titles to get a 3D demo, and is not destined for a full 3D makeover. The statement, as quoted on IGN, is as follows:
"That last feature included interviews, footage from CES 2010, and a brief montage of SCEA titles intended as examples of what 3D gaming might encompass. It is hard to do justice to just how amazing 3D gaming looks in a 2D presentation—even in an HD product such as Qore.
"However, as we wanted to give our viewers an idea of the possibilities that 3D gaming has to offer, we decided to use stock footage of several first-party games that were on display at the show, including Killzone 2 (a 3D version of the television commercial was shown at CES).
"Unfortunately, our feature did not make it clear that the 2D game footage was included for demonstration purposes only. We apologize for the erroneous inference that 3D versions of LBP, Wipeout HD, Killzone 2, Gran Turismo 5 or Super Stardust HD are in production."