MTBS3D .@ImmersionArcade & @CtrlVCanada in the Basement talking #VR arcades! Both will be at @GetImmersed! #Immersed2016 https://t.co/m9WQE8KLaR
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MTBS3D RT @GetImmersed: Speakers from @CtrlVCanada & @ImmersionArcade added to Immersed2016! #VR #AR #VirtualReality https://t.co/kJldY5CDfk https…
MTBS3D GameCoder Studios visits the Basement! New episode online! @GameCoder_Team #VR #AR https://t.co/voSuCjpYvg https://t.co/dudEyvL2ez
MTBS3D RT @GetImmersed: .@ImmerVision is one our sponsors & will be showcasing their 360 technology for professionals! #Immersed2016 #VR #AR https…
MTBS3D Neil's Messy Basement Episode 16 with Leia3D and @WorldViz! #VR #AR #VirtualReality https://t.co/cJSU4hOzDz
MTBS3D Don't miss your chance to buy early bird tickets for @GetImmersed at @OntScienceCtr! #Immersed2016 #VR #AR https://t.co/8ThPuNESfH
MTBS3D More start up table tickets on sale for #Immersed2016! #VR #AR #VirtualReality https://t.co/9AYAZpnjEu
MTBS3D RT @GetImmersed: The #Immersed2016 speaker list is up! We're adding new speakers all the time. #VR #AR #VirtualReality https://t.co/kJldY5U
MTBS3D New Neil's Messy Basement interview with @idealens & joint interview with SMI and @nvidia! #VR #AR #VirtualReality https://t.co/asv839XKrZ
MTBS3D We arrived yesterday for @siggraph! Drove by this little place on the way to the hotel. #SIGGRAPH2016 #Disneyland https://t.co/i2LROBDdEI
MTBS3D I'm going to VRLA, the world's largest VR expo, on August 5 & 6th! Will you come with me? https://t.co/wHPsDjvX6H https://t.co/cOr29Kb9Eb
MTBS3D New Neil's Messy Basement with big #Immersed16 announcement @GetImmersed, plus interview with @MorrowSound! #VR #AR https://t.co/kFUYbUA3ib
MTBS3D Check out Neil's interview with Cosmo Scarf, Co-Founder of @vrlosangeles! #VRLA https://t.co/EZFIFxLIek
MTBS3D Don't miss @cosmoscharf of @vrlosangeles on this week's Neil's Messy Basement! #VRLA #VR #AR https://t.co/lBiV3u2m5A https://t.co/YUyoiYEJny
MTBS3D Excited to be a media partner for @vrlosangeles on 8/5 & 8/6! https://t.co/wHPsDjvX6H #VRLA

Microsoft Hinting at S-3D Support in DX11.1

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Tremendous find by MTBS power-user DmitryKo!  Looks like Microsoft has officially acknowledged stereoscopic 3D support in the upcoming Windows 8 DirectX 11.1 release.  It's just a preview document, and there are more unknowns than you can shake a stick at, but it could mark a major breakthrough for native stereoscopic 3D support in PC gaming.

Awhile back, MTBS met with Microsoft to talk about DirectX potential with stereoscopic 3D, and their interest goes well beyond gaming.  It's actually the simple things that DirectX can effectively solve: like windowed 3D support, 3D video chat systems, and more.  While this is a supposition on our part, native stereoscopic 3D in DirectX would quickly erase forced brand preference, and help increase compatibility with multi-GPU systems.

Native or not, DirectX still leaves artistic choices in the hands of game developers, which doesn't always guarantee the best 3D experiences.  It's also possible that 3D support in this path is limited to the DX11.1 spec and won't work with games targetted to DX9 and DX10 systems (even natively written).  We'll have to see how things progress!