Sony is Getting Super Serious About 3D on PS3
At this week’s Develop Conference in Liverpool, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe’s Mick Hocking spoke to Develop (the publication) and told them Sony is really gearing up for 3D on PS3 on a large scale. We’ve known this in spirit for a while now, but nobody’s really made it plain just how large their efforts truly are. The point of this post is that Hocking did, in fact, finally do that.
Hocking says Sony is preparing 3D on 20 games just at Sony. He says that, including those, 50 games are being prepped for 3D. In terms of what that means, well, I couldn’t tell you. I would, however, venture to guess that those 20 Sony games are all the games Sony is developing, and it would seem likely that many of these titles are PSN games rather than full retail releases.
Since I’m incapable of writing a post about 3D without being negative, I’m going to pull a quote in which Hocking explains this 3D initiative.
Interest in 3D is growing fast, and many different industries are investing heavily in 3D right now. The 3D market is going to continue to grow with film, TV, websites and games all set to embrace the technology.
Once people see the range of amazing content that 3D offers, they’ll make the decision to buy a 3D TV set.
Nope, not true. At all. People will buy 3DTVs when they’re as cheap as regular HDTVs are now, and that’s because nobody but rich people will ever buy a new television because they’re so freaking excited about 3D. Sony is making a good move by laying down the foundation, though. By the time people do start adopting — which will be a few years from now — there’ll already be plenty of options.