Sony, which just recently scrapped Linux as an alternate OS for the PS3 with firmware update v3.21, released v3.30 today. The mandatory update neither brings Linux back nor features anything substantial per se (it gives you new sorting options for trophies). But with it, Sony readies the console for future 3D games and other 3D content.
As reported multiple times over the past months, virtually every major electronics maker on the planet, including Sony, bets high on 3D as the next big money maker. And for Sony, which offers everything from 3D TVs to 3D-capable sound systems, the PS3 is one of the main pillars.
The company says:
(…) this update preps the PS3 system for some upcoming new features, including 3D stereoscopic gaming, which is coming soon to PS3, in time for the launch of Sony’s 3D BRAVIA TVs.
Needless to say, these are dreams of the future for most of us, but the update is probably great news for those who can go out and get one of these expensive 3D BRAVIAs sooner than us – provided Sony is actually able to offer compelling 3D content for their console.