Sony to Limit 3D to 720p

3D on the Sony Playstation 3 is coming soon. Official documents and guidelines however, reveal that the 3D gaming resolution will be limited to 720p for games.

Games that already run at full HD 1080p will also be downscaled to 720p. Both the left eye and the right eye will receive a 720p image. What this will do is allow a 60 frames per second rate to still be achieved. This has two benefits. The first is that the action will continue to be smooth. Also the higher frame rates allow for less eye-strain from what Joystiq reports.

It isn’t clear if much difference will be noticed between full 1080p in 3D (which the PS3 can handle, but at a lower frame rate) and 720p, but to get the full 60 frames per second will be more important to some users so the games run far more smoothly.

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