Microsoft VP Bashes 3D

Sony is all about the 3D. Microsoft is not. Microsoft Game Studios VP Phil Spencer says why that is, per CNN.

As an entertainment company, we’re trying to do things that millions of people can go enjoy today. 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.

As a corporate mandate, I don’t need to sell you a new TV. That’s not part of my business model. Other companies maybe have that part of their business model. I don’t.

A bunch of people sitting around the living room wearing $150 glasses — I’m just not sure that’s kind of mainstream today. Trying to get a bunch of people playing together in a room where not everybody sees the same thing … is kind of a weird disconnect to me.

So Microsoft and Nintendo do, in fact, have something in common.

I want to be BFF with you, Phil Spencer. Can you imagine that? Phil and Phil, drinkin’ and talking s**t about 3D.

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3 Comments on Microsoft VP Bashes 3D


On October 20, 2010 at 11:05 pm

I can’t wait for that brain spike thing they had in “The Matrix” lol. Seriously, can I just watch TV please? I really don’t need to watch the news in 3D. Movie theatres, fine but @ home come on, that’s too much. Plus if you have certain eye conditions or wear glasses it doesn’t work at all.


On October 21, 2010 at 10:37 pm

I totally agree with Spencer on this one, 3D televisions are still too new for home use and far from being perfected. Look how long it took for people to start using HD televisions and monitors, Not to mention like he said, Everyone needs to be wearing glasses to have the same experience. Maybe if they lost the glasses somehow (which i doubt is possible) years down the road, Then maybe it has a possibility of being ‘Mainstream’


On October 22, 2010 at 3:30 pm

well I agree who gives a flying F*#K about 3d seriously guys who cares, it wasn’t cool then, not cool now, don’t know why Sony is pushing that, even I think that’s retarded