The lights are on
Sony Europe studio director Mick Hocking touted the depth of the company's support for stereoscopic 3D in a recent interview with UK publication Develop. Over 50 3D-enabled PS3 titles are in production, more than 20 of which are internal Sony projects.Hocking enthusiastically shoveled hyperbole into the hype train's boiler, proclaiming, "3D is a key element in the future of home consoles."Hocking also praised Sony's engagement with external developers on the technological hurdles that come along with adapting game development to 3D. "We’re actively talking to developers and publishers, and we’re also offering training to them to help them get up to speed with 3D," he told Develop.Sony can keep pitching it all it wants, but selling consumers on dropping another two grand on a 3D TV during the worst global recession in decades, when many of them just spent over $1,000 on an HDTV in the last few years, is quite the battle for the company. Hocking posited, "Once people see the range of amazing content that 3D offers, they’ll make the decision to buy a 3D TV set." Or, you know, enjoy that same content without dorky glasses and with an extra few thousand dollars in their bank account.I'd also like a 3D technology for my home that doesn't give me a headache after half an hour, but let's not get crazy here.
20 First party games sounds lovely.
Ehhh not thrilled but I'll see what happens..
The glasses are what gets me. I already wear glasses, so it's extremely uncomfortable if I watch a 3D movie in theaters. I've never played a game in 3D, but I can only imagaine how annoying that would be. Especially since I play with headphones.
Give me glasses-less 3D on a 3DS any day over this.
I guess assuming everyone has a spare $2000 hanging around for a new TV is easy if you're a studio director for Sony Europe. What do you say we switch jobs and salaries for a month, Mick?
Whatever, I'd be surprised if I one day give a crap about this.
I refuse to play video games in 3D, when will Sony learn that 3D is not the second coming of the video game industry,
Cons: expensive T.V., even more money for glasses, glasses in general, eye strain, lack of extensive library, etc.
Pros: Gimmicky "3D Effects", marginal depth in gameplay, that's about it.
P.S. Did I mention how much I hate the glasses
I don't like 3D anything. I never watch movies in 3D. And it gives me headaches.
If I want to see something in 3D, I'll go outside, not watch a screen, which should be 2D.