X360A writes: Speaking to 343 Industries' Halo Franchise Director, Frank O' Connor, X360A found out a few morsels about Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary's 3D support and remastered soundtrack, and what O'Connor thinks of 3D, comparing it to 5.1 surround sound as an optional extra. First, he told us about how well the 3D works in Anniversary.
"It's a bonus of how we render, because there's actually two engines running simultaneously. It's one of the things the buffer lets us do, is really good 3D without any performance hit. If this had cost us anything in terms of performance, we wouldn't have spent any time trying to make it work, because the number of people with 3D TVs is still vanishingly small... but this has kind of changed my mind," O'Connor explained. "Most of the TVs that are being made now support 3D in some way, so you'll just have it. But 3D will always be like 5.1 where it will be an added value rather than a necessary aspect."