Don't Expect Every Old PS3 Game To Go 3D

There's a good bet many classic PS3 games will be retrofitted to display in 3D. Just don't go expecting every game to have come out since 2006 to get the treatment.

"I'm sure we will [retrofit more games with 3D] , as adding 3D to a game can make it a whole new experience," Sony's Simon Benson told Britain's Official PlayStation Magazine. But there's a catch.

"Retrofitting 3D is actually harder than building 3D into a game from the outset. One of the big issues is that all of the game assets were designed to work with only one HD output. Being able to render them twice to make a 3D output can be a challenge.

"Also, the game interfaces are often designed to only work in 2D. The process used [to]covert the games varies greatly... so there isn't really a 'on size fits all' solution."

The interfaces are going to be the killer. You can have all the 3D effects in the world going on around your character, but if there's an unconvincing health bar and map floating weirdly in front of your face, it's going to break the illusion.

Sony: More old PlayStation games to go 3D [CVG]


    Works on PC. You can play any DirectX game in 3D because they use a unified Z-buffer. I don't see why it won't work on PS3. Might be a customer support nightmare or something.

      Not all PS3 games ave Direct X. Thus, it is very likely that some PS3 games use their own proprietary engine to render the graphics.

      It cannot be assumed that all PS3 games have been built the same way.

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