Xbox exec not sold on 3-D gaming

By October 20, 2010March 24th, 2020Newswires

Xbox exec not sold on 3-D gaming

By Mark Milian

(CNN) — When it comes to 3-D gaming, Phil Spencer isn’t seeing eye to eye with his competitors.

The entertainment industry has been placing big bets on 3-D — it helped the latest “Jackass” sequel earn $50 million at the box office this weekend — and that whirlwind will soon make its way to video games, thanks to Sony and Nintendo.

But Spencer, the corporate vice president for Microsoft Games Studios, questions how accessible the technology is for consumers and describes recent explorations into 3-D gaming as “a science experiment.”

“As an entertainment company, we’re trying to do things that millions of people can go enjoy today,” Spencer said. “And for better or for worse, people just don’t really have TVs in their house right now that are going to do 3-D in a way that’s going to work.”

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