Will Sony and Microsoft integrate 3D in new consoles

Is 3D dead or will next gen spell a new lease of life for 3D based content as it's integrated into the new consoles from Microsoft and Sony.

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FriedGoat1789d ago (Edited 1789d ago )

3D is great for gaming if used correctly. No point playing in SUB-HD 3d like on current consoles. 720p kind of works but not many games can do it without a significant downgrade. But on the PC 1080p is the minimum it should be played in, it's the mutts nuts. I've been on the 3d bandwagon for a few years using the NVIDIA software and damn it's incredible. Got a 3d Projector in the post and I cant wait. I have 2 eyes I want to see depth.

LocutusEstBorg1789d ago

3D Vision is the best thing I've ever bought. Consoles are quite frankly bullshit in comparison.

r1sh121789d ago

3D was just advertised to get consumers to buy TV's, but the consumers all just said "we hate the glasses and stupid price tags" - Not only that but many films literally have a few scenes in 3D (THor comes to mind).
The next thing the big companies want to press is 4K.
But 4K is the same as 3D not much media supports it, so whats the point?

Ghost_of_Tsushima1789d ago

I'm with you. I just don't care for 3D. Bring 1080p/60 with some amazing graphics, great exclusive games, and ill be happy.

LOGICWINS1789d ago

3D was a fad that went away pretty quick. It was virtually ignored at CES in favor of 4KTVs. I'm proud that consumers spoke with their wallets to make it known that they prefer better picture quality over watching American Idol in an extra dimension via ugly thick glasses.

FriedGoat1789d ago (Edited 1789d ago )

3D didn't go away, it's just not new anymore and TV's pretty much come with it standard these days. It's a case of not having to push it anymore.
I know lots of people who will be getting 3D tv's soon, the people who say they don't like it are the people that don't own it or haven't seen what it can really do.
3DTV's have been a success from a sales perspective.

LOGICWINS1789d ago

Right thats what I meant. It's not going away, its just no longer the center of attention. Even 4KTVs will have 3D features.

JoGam1789d ago

Ignore Logic, he knows nothing. 3D is the standard. Why would they show old tech at CES? The new tech is 4k and thats what they showed.

Anon19741789d ago

So because 3D wasn't the showcase again at CES this year like it's been in previous years, it's disappeared? Don't you think it's more likely that companies thought that maybe, just maybe, people would want to see new technology showcased? It's not like 3D was gone from CES, 3D was all over the place, it just wasn't the focus of CES like it has been the past few years.

Sales of 3DTV's look to have doubled in the US in 2012. I don't know why so many are out to convince us that 3D is somehow a fad that's going away, but look at the numbers. just put out an article examining just why 3D is here to stay.


3D isn't going anywhere except into millions of living rooms worldwide. Consumers have been speaking with their wallets which is why sales of 3D sets have doubled this past year. This is no different when people moaned about slow HDTV sales and predicted they wouldn't catch on, or the years sites predicted Blu-ray doom. New tech comes out and it's expensive and only a few buy it. Slowly the tech improves and as it comes down in price, more people come onboard or it fails and is replaced by different tech.

3DTV sales aren't slowing, sales just doubled and that's an audience that will be hungry for content. I think it would be crazy not to cater to this growing market for the next gen.

Eyeco1789d ago

3d is a useless gimmick, there's a reason why Hollywood is starting to abandon it, theres a reason why Sony themselves even said it was a waste of time in a professional way, theres a reason why television giants like Samsung even expressed disappointment in it's sales heck they've even lost money in it.

It didn't do anything for the PS3 or its games if anything it made them WORSE, for example look at how buggy, glitchy and unpolished Uncharted 3 was, remember that aiming glitch, the time that could have been spent polishing that game was arguably spent on shoehorning 3D.

Baka-akaB1788d ago (Edited 1788d ago )

Abandonning it ? You do realize that , taking Samsung as an example , since 2011 they have like 1 single model of screen without 3d included in their lineup ?

3d already "won" , it's there to stay as a default option for any modern tv set . It's just obviously an outdated feature to push forward , with other others like 4k ... and till a good glass free solution appears to make it front news again

nukeitall1788d ago (Edited 1788d ago )


"Sales of 3DTV's look to have doubled in the US in 2012."

"3D isn't going anywhere except into millions of living rooms worldwide. Consumers have been speaking with their wallets which is why sales of 3D sets have doubled this past year. This is no different when people moaned about slow HDTV sales and predicted they wouldn't catch on, or the years sites predicted Blu-ray doom."

Consumers have spoken with their wallets when the price of 3D TVs has plummeted. The 3D feature isn't something consumers are willing to pay significantly extra for.

Same with blu-ray. The adoption is only significantly accelerating when the price hits rock bottom, near the same price as the previous technology. Which means, consumers are only willing to pick up the "extra" (wether that be blu-ray, 3D) for slightly more or just about the same i.e little demand.

It's not a product here that is outstripping demand or performing exceedingly well.

"So because 3D wasn't the showcase again at CES this year like it's been in previous years, it's disappeared?"

It hasn't disappeared, it is just of little relevance now.

The real problem of 3D is that the 3D experience require glasses, and the fidelity is pretty low. The trade-off is uncomfortable glasses, and blurry/tired vision. It's just not comfortable.

The technology needs to get better, and I'm afraid that consumers are now scarred of this feature for a long time so even if way better technology comes out, it won't make an impact. The industry is scarred by these companies pushing it too early.

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ABizzel11789d ago

3D works best for getting a better sense of depth within a game. If they can give use a better sense of the game actually being an open space, and it help determine depth and accuracy better (aka PC 3D), then 3D is worthwhile.

If they use the same console 3D tech then they can leave it out.

wsoutlaw871789d ago

why? I see in 3D it just seems natural that everything we watch will be in 3D eventually. I have a Vizio 3d and movies are awesome. Games arent as good because of the drop in resolution which should be less of a problem next gen. I play AC3 with 3d on sometimes despite the graphics being worse.

badz1491788d ago

It will exist 1 way or another. Deal with it

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RaidensRising1789d ago

I think all focus will be on the projector gimmick.

FriedGoat1789d ago

That thing looked silly. If you have a projector, get rid of the damn TV.

Droid Control1789d ago

Don't want to wear glasses!

And I don't like 3D.

I'd rather have 60fps/1080P

JoGam1789d ago (Edited 1789d ago )

Thats why 3D is "OPTIONAL" No one is forcing you to do anything.

Gamer391789d ago (Edited 1789d ago )

I hope yes!
I like this technology. 1080p/60fps+3D. Cool.

aLucidMind1789d ago

I hope not; 3D is a crappy and useless gimmick. All it ever does is give me migraines and doesn't contribute anything to games or movies.

OhMyGandhi1789d ago

just because it gives you migraines doesn't mean that it should be entirely devoid of use in the proper way.
I've only seen movies in 3D, have yet to play a game in 3D, But I'd imagine with the proper application, it could be pretty damned cool. Especially with a protagonist wearing a helmet, utilizing the visor's HUD in a 3D space...

Oschino19071789d ago

Crysis 2, Black Ops 2 and Doom 3 BFG edition all look great in 3d. The HUDs do look awesome as they appear to float on the screen and you can really sense the depth. Personal favorite is looking down sights with the FHJ Missle Launcher in Black Ops 2 as it already has a "glass" like aiming screen with fingerprints on it, really pops off the screen! It's how many games should look and feel IMO, much more engaging.

As of now though its much better for single player (framerates) although I use it sometimes when playing BO2 Multi or Zombies. Next Gen if they can do 720-1080p 60fps in 3d it will be amazing. I wish more games had the option for 3d, sometimes I will play in simulated 3d and although not nearly as nice as true 3d it can still be a fun experiance on any game.

Also the glasses are getting better and better along with tv displays in general. Glasses I have are more like sunglasses then 3d ones and have thin titanium frames to keep them light but durable. In a few years time it will be much more common and reasonably priced along with just overall being more refined and better looking. 3d I hope is a option for a majority of games Next Gen, it will be well worth it for so many reasons.

aLucidMind1788d ago

I'm not saying it shouldn't be used if they were to implement it properly, I meant if they continued the way they were doing it: just tacking a 3D effect just to have 3D, which just about everyone making 3D games and movies tend to do. Its current form is what I was referring to; if it is competently done for once, I'll support its integration if I like it or just wish for it to be optional if I don't.

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