Yesterday, we received word of a study done by IGN.com showing that 90% of IGN readers see 3D as a major development in game quality. The leading concern by 51% of the respondents was that video game violence would be more lifelike. Forget the enhancements offered by DirectX 8, 9, 10, and 11. It’s stereoscopic 3D that actually raises the possibility of making things too lifelike.
While it’s a misnomer that our industry’s top revenue drivers are all violent games, we think this result is extremely positive. However, the response we had wasn’t joy, it was “frustration”.
Find out why in today’s editorial.