The latest Xbox 360 update which will be available via the latest batch of games and most likely via Xbox Live in the coming days finally places the Xbox 360 on an even keel with the PS3.
Looks like Sony was not so wrong with this 3d trend.
Anyways... 3D still has a decent way to go, before it becomes mainstream.
I think what he means is, now MS are taking it more seriously perhaps Sony were and are right to support it so heavily.
I think he means the increased support for 3D is industry wide from hollywood and other electronics makers and was baffled someone would claim other companies use what Sony does as a guide. JoGam No one is jealous of 3D some gamers still think it's rubbish and degrades the quality of games graphical potential and the way they run. Doesn't mean all gamers don't wan't 3D hense the update.
MS from what I remember simply said, 3D support will come if the market demands it. They weren't pushing 3D since they weren't trying to sell you a TV like Sony. I have a feeling 3D will be a fad at this rate, since it has long been pushed, but the uptake has been slow due to high cost, comfort (wearing glasses), incompatible technology and (potentially baseless) health reports.
But it was Sony who created the demand for 3D. With MS eventually responding. Not that it isn't waste of time in its current state. A fad. Edit: As far as gaming goes, Sony was the first to really talk about. MS largely dismissed it, until they found a way to do it. And I'm certain that at some point, if they haven't already, they'll attempt to say they're leading the market as far as the tech goes.
I never claimed otherwise, but to be fair Sony isn't the only one pushing 3D. Samsung and a host of other TV/Blu-Ray player manufacturers all are. Even Nvidia is pushing 3D, more so when it was an exclusive feature to PC. That said, you know 3D is in trouble when a 24" 3D capable TV cost $500 is considered a "deal" when a quality 40" TV is available right next to it. Note, that the viewing size difference is about twice... Until 3D is essentially a free standard with TVs, I don't think the uptake will be significant. We are years from that.
I actually agree with gamingdroid. There's just too many issues plaguing the push for 3D. The biggest overlooked one is the fact that people who just bought a regular LCD not too long ago do not want to fork out more money for a 3DTV, I being one of them. I still enjoy the bejesus out of my 46" Samsung that is now 3 years old. Movies and games still look great, and I'm not about to part ways with it just to spend more cash on a 3DTV.
Sony has always been about innovation with market study and research that makes them sure 99% of times that whatever they launch will be success. Well rest are nothing but followers and cant be said the same about them ... eg MS ... so many and I mean so many failed products ... Zune is one of em.
We probably wouldn't even know what Sony was if they hadn't ignored the naysayers when they said: "Who the hell wants to walk around with music in their ears" and "till they can do it without those funny ear things, forget it"
too bad sony are stuck with LED 3D TVs, no match for plasma. sorry fanboys, do a bit of research. and sony did not "create demand for 3D" WTF?? man there are some seriously delusional people on this site this site is just getting worse and worse
Seems like MS mustve got a demand for it and apparently they will deliver. At least it's not a demand that can't be accomplished like other feature(s) that people were/are wanting, but won't be getting...
@gcolley, You sound like you've never seen a full array LED in action.
3d and kinect could make for some interesting gameplay experiences. Things popping out at you and you just want to reach out and touch them. 3d video chat with the person right in your living room.
One thing people don't understand about 3D is that there are VERY FEW GAMES that are actually worth playing in 3D for long periods of time. FPSs like BFBC2, look great in 3D but are darn near impossible to play because of the whole depth perception thing. Only FPSs with auto-aim, like Just Cause 2, are just as fun to play in 3D. However, the only games that I've enjoyed playing in 3D are side scrolling, like Trine, and top-down or 3/4 view games, like Dungeon Siege III.
@deadpoole If Sony is about innovation BTW 3D is not innovative..... And 99 percent of the time everything they make is a success and MS often fails please explain the following. 1) How come Sony has been posting yearly loses for the past 2/3 years. 2) How come Microsoft is posting yearly profits. 3) Please list 5 innovate products Sony has released in the past 2 years.
Deadpool, you're making Sony fans look bad...
Wow, dude. You need five brand new products in a two year span to convince you that Sony is an innovator? Don't be so sad about the truth. Sony is an extremely innovative company. They've already been instrumental in the two most recent popular media storage units. Sony is a major reason that we aren't still watching movies on VHS. They also had a large influence in the portability of music as someone above me mentioned. The iPod doesn't happen without the Walkman. The adoption of 3D in homes is taking off thanks to a large push by Sony, BluRay, and the PS3. It is extremely clear to humans, excluding you, that Sony is innovative. Innovation is not a pre-requisite for profit. Windows is not a new product. The Microsoft Office Suite is not a new product. Do you think that Call of Duty will continue to make billions because of its innovation? Has Madden reinvented itself? You made pointless arguments to make yourself feel better about Microsoft joining the party in its final hour. Deal with it like a man/woman/boy/girl.
@gcolley: then maybe it's time for you to leave. just sayin.
if anything "created the demand for 3D," it was Avatar...
@Deadpool "Sony has always been about innovation with market study and research that makes them sure 99% of times that whatever they launch will be success." Every media and or Storage format Sony brought out, except Blu Ray has failed. From Beta-Max to UMD to Mini Disks and the list goes on...those products failed. And from the look of things, Blu-Ray won't have the same shelf life DVD or VHS enjoyed based on recent data and how average consumers are turning more and more to on-demand and DD for their movie fixes instead of Optical media. If Block Buster and other outlets such as those are an indication, optical media has a tough road ahead. Btw...No company is 99% successful. Not MS. Not Apple. Not IBM. Not Nvidia etc...And Especially not Sony. Sony has been in financial restructure 3 times since the 1990's. I call that FAR from being 99% successful in their business pursuits.
Now all the people whinning about 3D who are really jealous of it can play it now on the 360.
360 gamers already could play in 3d.
yea SBS 3D is possible in 3D. I played Crysis 2 in 3D
Crysis 2 and COD Black ops both had stereoscopic 3D support on the 360. I know more games had it but those are the only 2 I played myself in 3D. Either way. MS has nothing to lose. Sony is the one putting all it's weight and money behind 3D. But just like with Bluray, Sony's real interest is Hollywood. Their movie divison makes way more than the playstation brand ever could. They just use the Playstation to get their future medium into your living room and help it gain widespread adaption
Yea, crisis 2could be played in 3d on 360 at launch
MS fixed the whole guide button in 3d modes. Press the guide button, achievement, or someone kind of message and it looks horrible. the guide button doesn't function in 3d like on ps3! So hopefully thats what they fixed
The technology hasn't made much progress in the 100 years or so it's existed.
^^ Exactly what I was thinking.
The same can be said about the automobile and only a small number of people think cars are unnecessary.
Go back and look at 3D in the 80's/90's. You'll be amazed at the progress it has made over the years.
I find it hard to believe that you didn't see Avatar.
Until I can switch to the adult channel in my holodeck I am not happy!