Sony's CES 2011 keynote was light on PlayStation but heavy on stereoscopic technology, with the promise of a dedicated cable network and a showcase of Uncharted 3 in 3D among the presentation highlights.
President of Sony Computer Entertainment, Kaz Hirai, danced around the possibility of a PlayStation Phone but hinted at the integration of the PlayStation Network in future Sony devices. The terms "smartphone" and "tablets" were used in association with the gaming brand, pointing to a future that goes beyond a rumoured Sony Ericsson console-phone hybrid.
"Strategy encompasses driving the development of a variety of new strategic products and services including tablets currently in development as well as smartphones, all the while of course integrating the knowhow and the assets that we've accumulated from our PlaySation business," Hirai said at the presentation.
The trailer for Naughty Dog's latest blockbuster, Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception, was also played to attendees in 3D - which is a pretty big clue that the sequel will be following in Killzone 3 and Motorstorm Apocalypse's stereoscopic footsteps. The game will be hitting stores on the 1st November, in case you forgot.
CEO Howard Stringer announced 3D cable network 3net, a joint venture with Discovery Channel and Imax. It is the latest in Sony's moves to command the 3D industry - it was also revealed that the company already controls film production, Blu-ray distribution and content creation on TVs supporting the technology. 3net will be launching in the coming months.