MTBS3D There is only one Immersed @GetImmersed, & it's happening October 16-18, 2016 at @OntScienceCtr! #Immersed2016 #VR https://t.co/SFAq9m5n1S
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MTBS3D .@Vireio Perception 4.0 Alpha 3 is out! Download it here! #VireioPerception #VR #VirtualRealityhttps://t.co/1i8N4fRTWi
MTBS3D RT @vrfix: Ace interview with Ryan Jackson about dome VR projecting challenges with Neil Schneider from @MTBS3D https://t.co/bMYUkkznoo
MTBS3D RT @GetImmersed: #Immersed2016 is talked about on new episode of Neil's Messy Basement! #VirtualReality #VR #AR #immersivetech https://t.c…
MTBS3D New episode of Neil's Messy Basement is online! #VirtualReality #VR #AR https://t.co/mNjHczhJcA
MTBS3D RT @cinematicVR: Huge Virtual Reality and 3D conference coming to Toronto in October. https://t.co/1xghpuL5aK @official_ita3d https://t.co/
MTBS3D RT @FMX_Conference: New speakers at #immersed2016- are you going to attend as well? https://t.co/MEnbdh8TFs
MTBS3D RT @rosmith11: Huge Virtual Reality, #3D conference coming to Toronto in October https://t.co/bYaQk8GT82 @GetImmersed @OntScienceCtr @AMD
MTBS3D RT @vijayravindran: Excited to participate in this great venue in Toronto and talk about our work in #VR! https://t.co/DPSXroxZhe
MTBS3D RT @GetImmersed: It's not just for developers, consumers are important, too! #Immersed2016 #VR #AR #VirtualReality https://t.co/QoDE2RKd4i
MTBS3D RT @GetImmersed: .@AMD Delivering Immersed Keynote, VR/AR Showcase Reaching Thousands. #Immersed2016 #VR #AR #VirtualReality https://t.co/3
MTBS3D Daryl Sartain Director & Worldwide Head of Virtual Reality & Displays at @AMD will be giving @GetImmersed keynote! https://t.co/NY1JDumiye
MTBS3D .@ImmersionArcade & @CtrlVCanada in the Basement talking #VR arcades! Both will be at @GetImmersed! #Immersed2016 https://t.co/m9WQE8KLaR

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!