The PlayStation 4 will get 3D Blu-Ray support as part of next week's 1.75 firmware update.
Sony is following closely behind Microsoft, which announced 3D Blu-Ray support for Xbox One last week. This is one of the only significant feature additions to the PlayStation 4 in several months, and Sony was sure to lace its announcement tweet with the requisite amount of forced celebration.
Coming next week: PS4 system software update 1.75 adds 3D Blu-ray film support. Woo-hoo!— PlayStation (@PlayStation) July 24, 2014
That tweet is from PlayStation US, but the PlayStation Europe account did not pin down the launch of the firmware update quite so firmly.
Coming soon: PS4 system software update 1.75 adds 3D Blu-ray film support. #4ThePlayers— PlayStation Europe (@PlayStationEU) July 24, 2014
This is also a reminder of Sony's one-time fascination with pushing 3D as a core feature of the PlayStation 3. Back in 2010 and 2011, it was a key focus of Sony's strategy at conferences and at retail.