With more television manufacturers moving into the 3D space along with motion picture companies, it appears that this is certain to be the future of film and TV watching. However, we haven’t seen much as far as video games entering the 3D space, but that could change soon.
As reported by the Wall Street Journal, Sony is looking to change the way gaming has been perceived in the 3D world thus far with updates to the system that already has a worldwide presence of at least 35 million. Back in April, Sony released a software update that enabled the PS3 to play 3D games. Along with the update, the first Sony TVs will launch simultaneously with four PSN games that display 3D images.
The titles will initially be available in Japan and include Mr. Pain, Star Strike HD, WipeOut HD and a trial version of Motorstorm 2. More 3D titles are expected to be coming soon, as well as 3D conversions of current games.
What remains to be seen by this initiative, as pointed out by the Wall Street Journal, is if there is any sort of want or need for 3D from consumers. If the price is right and the tech is there, I can see it happening but it may take several years to hit critical mass.The success of 3D films in theatrical movies might simply be because people don’t have to spend thousands of dollars on a new TV and are only spending a few hours in front of a giant screen.
What do you think? Are we ready for 3D to enter the gaming space?
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