Forget motion – 3D to dominate E3
By Christopher Dring
3D will offer some big surprises at E3, but is everybody ready for the revolution? House, Feder, Moore and Comte talk to MCV
Natal and Move may be highly anticipated, but publishers have told MCV they are gambling on 3D to wow the world at this month’s E3.
Nintendo will reveal its 3D handheld at the LA-based event, Sony will showcase a vast line-up of 3D titles including Gran Turismo 5, while MCV expects at least three major publishers to lift the lid on blockbuster 3D projects.
Leading games firms say 3D will be used in the most advanced gaming software, rather than the lower-end casual projects currently being lined-up for Natal and Move – but 3D titles are still expected to have a mass-market reach.
“What we are trying to do in the 3D space is part of a cross-Sony initiative,” said SCEE CEO and president Andrew House. “We’ve realised, particularly for a younger audience, that games can be an easier way for people to engage with 3D than movies.
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