E3 was full of surprises, but one unit showcased had people buzzing long after we had returned to the hotel. Sony unveiled a 24-inch PlayStation 3D “Dual View” gaming monitor that at first had us scratching our heads, but later had us pretty pumped up. This unit can do some amazing things besides just delivering a 240Hz refresh rate to an LCD panel. When you’re scoping a game in 3D, you’ll be getting 60 frames per second to each eye, but this is where things get a little weird…
Of course, we know by now that you get signals to your left and right eye when wearing 3D specs, but Sony took things a step further. A button on the glasses will allow you to get a private gaming session in while the other player is playing on the same screen. You read that right. The way it works is they send two left eye signals to one player and two right eye signals to the other. Basically, you’re gaming against each other without seeing the other’s screen.
This is all what Sony is claiming anyway, so we’ll let you know how things pan out when we get our mitts on one of these bad-boys. Also added to the mix is better technology to reduce ghosting. With a unit like this, you know Sony has some titles already in mind that will make the most of their new creation. To further increase excitement, Sony’s apparently working on holographic and head-mount display technology, so we’ll keep you posted. Looks like Sony’s gearing up for a huge year!
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