3D is the future of gaming, say Ubisoft

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There are strong rumours that the most successful home console on the planet, the Wii, is soon to embrace the brave new world of HD graphics. It surely won’t be long before the majority of gamers are playing their games in High Definition; but what’s the next step in Bigger Better More graphics?

According to Ubisoft, the inevitable next step is 3D. Their James Cameron’s Avatar tie in, while it doesn’t require a 3DTV to play, will be the first mainstream Ps3 and Xbox 360 game to fully support the technology’s 3D imaging. Brand manager for the game in the UK, Phil Brannelly, told us in our interview that 3D is definitely the future for games. He even went so far as to say “In the future, we’ll be saying to our grand-kids ‘I remember playing games in 2D’ and they’ll just tell us to shut up!”

Brannelly also told us he believes TV’s future lies in 3D technology as well. We shudder to think how much pornographic TV subscriptions will skyrocket, and the thought of elderly Jedward in our living rooms quite frankly scares the hell out of us.

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Luke plays lots of videogames, now and again stopping to write about them. He's the editor in chief at Critical Gamer, which fools him into thinking his life has some kind of value. Chances are, if you pick up a copy of the latest Official PlayStation Magazine or GamesMaster, you'll find something he's written in there. Luke doesn't have a short temper. If you suggest otherwise, he will punch you in the face.

10 comments

  1. ColdFire /

    3D gaming is not the future, it is old. I like it on single player, but it’s not so great on multiplayer. Games with simple art styles work best with it from the ones I have played.

    • old?
      name 1 game that supports 3D, disregarding the new tech Nvidia released and that one game sony released onto the PSN.
      to say its old is incredibly ignorant, stupid and shows you know nothing on the matter, because 3D TVs are not even out yet.
      and are not due out till late next year.

  2. Hasn’t there already been a game that supports 3D on the PS3? Though it can’t be viewed because the PS3 doesn’t support 3D yet…

    • yea they have, theres a PSN game released on the PSN store, a fighting game cant remember what its called.
      and you can view it in 3D but you need the traditional red and blue glasses.

  3. 3D will be an option for games in the future. People can still play teh games as they do now, but 3D does a lot for games! It’s really immersive in a third person game!

    Of course there will still be games with simple 2D artstyles. But even they can function with some minimal 3D depth to enhance the experience with middleground, foreground and background and when there are special FX.

  4. 3D is the way of the future ONLY if you dont need a new TV to support the tech.
    if you need to buy a new TV its going to be a massive flop because most people, like me just spent big bucks on a brand new HD TV.
    me i just spent 3K on a 50 inch LCD sony bravia about 8 months ago, i wont be buying a new tv for at least 5 years.
    if they somehow manage to get the accsessories like bluray players, camcorders, PS3s and the such to do all the work and you dont need a new TV than im all for it.
    otherwise it wont last long because no one has the cash to blow on a new TV every 3 years or so.
    3D now, holographs next time.
    you cant expect people to buy a new TV every time a new piece of tech comes out.

  5. KrazyFace /

    I have to agree with the first guy in a way, 3D is old, very old. I think the first time it was done was in the 50’s or something. That’s not to say it can’t be picked up and used better this time arond, though I can’t see my mum and dad (or even my gran) swapping thier “TV glasses” for a pair of floppy paper coloured see-thru ones any time soon.

    Find a way of doing it without glasses however, and your on to a winner!

    • Michael J /

      There are companies developing 3D tvs that don’t require glasses, but there’s a bit of a looming tech war surrounding the whole development, with around 4-5 different companies in the process of developing different 3D tech. All of them will probably be quite expensive, which is why I feel 3D will remain a luxury or novelty item for the rich.

      As name said, many people have just bought HD TVs and are unlikely to want to spend the same kind of money again on an unproven and not widely supported technology.

  6. I thought it was common knowledge that 3d Tv’s dont need to wear glasses. Who ever heard of such a thing 😉

    A “3D TV” that doesn’t need people to ware glasses http://www.markstechnologynews.com/2008/05/phillips-presents-3d-tv-without-glasses.html

  7. When did the 3 Degrees start coding for Sony? No wonder they haven’t released a new album in ages, and have I been waiting for a new album!?!

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