Sony has recently specified the number of 3D titles that will be released for its PlayStation 3 console this year by the game developers who are in the process of finishing their products. Mick Hocking, who is the studio director of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, stated in November last year that around 20 first party PS3 video game titles which were playable in 3D were being developed at the time. He had added that more than 50 3D games, including legacy and third party titles, were in the offing for the console after it had been updated to add the ability to offer 3D games last June.
Sony recently gave an update to the media in an official statement on how many of the 50 3D titles will be released in this very year. They have said that 2011 will see nearly 30 game titles released which will be playable in stereoscopic 3D modes. Even though the specified number will also include many third party titles, the examples given by Sony only referred to the first party games like the recently released MLB 11: The Show and Motorstorm: Apocalypse which has been recently delayed. Some other upcoming titles mentioned by the company were Ratchet & Clank, SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy SEALs, Unchartered 3: Drake’s Deception and All 4 One.
Killzone 3 was also included by Sony in its 2011 lineup of 3D titles. The game was released on the 22nd of February and got rave reviews from all corners the industry; it had been preceded by a demo version of the game which was released on the 15th of February. Sony claims that the 3D version downloads of the demo version of the game accounted for more than 20% of the total downloads which indicates that the demand for 3D titles on the console is quite stable.