The PS3 has been 3D-capable for a few weeks now, but it's not like there's been a lot of content taking advantage of the technology. That's why Sony has just released the first collection of stereoscopic 3D "game experiences" for $50.
As part of your $50 investment into 3D games, you get a copy of WipeOut HD, SuperStardust HD, PAIN and a single level demo of Motorstorm: Pacific Rift. Each of the games has been updated to offer the illusion of a third dimension when playing on a 3D-capable TV while wearing dorky glasses.
What's really going to be fascinating with the introduction of 3D games is whether or not the 3D games will be an optional mode on a game, or whether you'll need to purchase a special 3D version of the game to experience the third dimension.
UPDATE: Turns out this is old news, although it only landed in my inbox this morning - NB
Add a new dimension to your gaming with the Stereoscopic 3D Collection on PlayStation®3 - Stereoscopic 3D games arrive on PlayStation 3
SYDNEY, 11th June 2010: Sony Computer Entertainment Australia (SCE Aust.) has released the first stereoscopic 3D game experiences for PlayStation®3 (PS3™), giving gamers a whole new perspective and a new way to experience some of their favourite titles. The stereoscopic 3D Collection includes PS3 classics WipEout® HD, SuperStardust™HD, PAIN™, plus an exclusive single level demo of MotorStorm®: Pacific Rift. The titles are available for just AU$49.95, downloadable from PlayStation®Store. Whether you’re after the thrill of the race or an intergalactic battle, the stereoscopic 3D Collection will let you step into the game and be at the centre of the action.
WipEout HD It’s come a long way since it was first published on PlayStation in 1995, and now cult classic WipEout HD moves into another racing dimension. The stereoscopic 3D Collection will include the full game, with the exception of the separately sold Fury downloadable content (DLC), so you can experience the adrenalin rush of navigating the twists and turns of futuristic racetracks at breathtaking speeds like never before.
PAIN Give a whole host of annoying characters and the odd celebrity their just desserts in this incredibly addictive PlayStation®Network favourite that lets you fling them from a giant catapult into walls, windows, tanks of gas, piles of tyres…and the occasional clown. The stereoscopic 3D Collection will include the Downtown area and tutorial along with three modes, including two new modes created specifically with stereoscopic 3D in mind, Alien Toss and Ice Blocks .
SuperStardust HD Bringing intense, intergalactic shooting action into another dimension, SuperStardust HD will transport you into a spectacular space setting where you’ll fight to obliterate gigantic asteroids as they rain down into terrestrial orbit and threaten to destroy entire planets. Experience asteroids fly past you as you navigate the deadly battleground - only a battle on a cosmic level will save the indigenous life below from destruction.
MotorStorm 3D Pacific Rift Demo Available exclusively as part of the stereoscopic 3D Collection, MotorStorm®: Pacific Rift in stereoscopic 3D is where you’ll experience the ride of your life. The demo puts you in the driver’s seat of a buggy for a one track, single player race around the deadly Kanaloa Bay for a dangerously real battle against ruthless opponents. Brutal off road racing on PS3 just became more real.