While PC gaming has spearheaded the way in terms of pushing new tech developments in 3D gaming, 3D console gaming is sure to come of age in 2011, as more of us invest in new 3D TVs to play the latest PS3 and Xbox 360 games on.
Sony, far more so than Microsoft, has been pushing 3D console gaming as the next big step forward. Yet recent multi-format titles such as the mighty Call of Duty: Black Ops shows that 3D gaming on Xbox 360 has not been totally sidelined by Microsoft, despite the company's PR messaging.
"3D gaming has shown signs of life in 2010, but 2011 looks like it's going to be the year where it really kicks off," says Tim Ingham, editor of CVG. "Killzone 3 is looking particularly impressive in three dimensions, and Uncharted 3 offers immense promise. We're still waiting to hear if other major titles – such as Batman: Arkham Asylum and Infamous 2 – will join them, but you can bet your bottom dollar publishers are saving up plenty of last-minute announcements of this ilk.
"Elsewhere on PS3, you're going to see some 3D re-workings of classic titles such as ICO and Shadow Of The Colossus; both looked on as unfairly 'forgotten gems' by adoring fans - this makeover should help the duo – originally released on PS2 - finally get the credit they deserve."