By Neil SchneiderGDC Online
(formerly GDC Austin) was great! Their follow-up press release boasted over 3,000 attendees, and it was a big help that a full day of conference
programming was devoted to stereoscopic 3D gaming.
We would have liked to see more 3D displays on the exhibit floor so attendees could actually try the stereoscopic 3D gaming for themselves, but there were some hot spots worth noting.
A trend we are starting to see are game engines implementing stereoscopic 3D directly. While we were told that 3dvia Online's new engine called 3dvia Studio will work on all platforms, we walked away with the sense that their strength is in social games found on Facebook. Stereoscopic 3D is clearly important to them as they implemented 3D functionality and were encouraging attendees to pick up a pair of 3D glasses (anaglyph). They didn't have a modern 3D display on-hand, but their engine supports most modern formats. Can stereoscopic 3D gaming work on Facebook outside the anaglyph world? We will have to wait and see.Read full article...