MTBS3D .@OsterhoutGroup specializes in #AugmentedReality devices. We visited their offices during @Official_GDC. #GDC17https://t.co/oMJ81m7sGR
MTBS3D We interviewed @NordicTrolls at @Official_GDC and played their game @KarnageChron! #GDC17 #VRhttps://t.co/HcdkRq9zc9
MTBS3D .@captoglove showed us their latest work at @Official_GDC. They also have an active #Kickstarter! #GDC17 #VRhttps://t.co/f4I9EaxfYm
MTBS3D There is still more to share from @Official_GDC! Our interview with @htcvive is online. #GDC17 #HTCVive #VRhttps://t.co/KB1LR301gG
MTBS3D .@Survios gave MTBS a workout during @Official_GDC with Sprint Vector. #GDC17 #VR https://t.co/FkcziTm3C4 https://t.co/YoleaWxYjK
MTBS3D Forgotten Chambers is a #VR game by TpotStudio. We got to interview their CEO Minji Park at @Official_GDC. #GDC17 https://t.co/gvPfpY7E6n
MTBS3D We got to try out @OssicVR's latest audio demo at @OfficialGDC and were seriously impressed! #GDC17 #VRhttps://t.co/2SMRqjNr87
MTBS3D RT @Robertsmania: Eye Tracking in PC Gaming & #VR with @tobiigaming #gdc17 @MTBS3D https://t.co/ICW7r669qb
MTBS3D RT @captoglove: Thank you @MTBS3D for the nice interview at #GDC17. https://t.co/eEZcE0OpyI
MTBS3D RT @Robertsmania: Take Control - glove based hand tracking with @captoglove #gdc17 @MTBS3D https://t.co/H6qsXYktsf

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!