It’s well known that Sony are putting their full weight behind the development of 3D games and, speaking to Gamasutra, have revealed that “a lot” of SCE studios are embracing and adopting the technology.
It’s all pretty useless if you don’t have a 3D TV but it would appear that Sony are gearing up for the future. Ian Bickerstaff, the senior engineer with Sony Computer Entertainment’s UK-based stereoscopic 3D team, has admitted that they aren’t spending “crazy” sums of money developing 3D games as they realise it may be a while before televisions capable of showing them are adopted by us, the consumer.
We believe this is the future, and three or four years from now, you won’t be able to buy a television that doesn’t have a 3D capability.
By starting now, Sony will have a major advantage over the competition in terms of their experience with the technology and their catalogue of 3D games – a catalogue that already sounds impressive.
we have not had an internal project to throw at people to make their games in 3D, yet there are loads of games in 3D, like [MLB 10], Super Stardust HD, that looks fantastic, and so on. And that’s really just because of the enthusiasm from the developers themselves.
Bickerstaff reveals that whilst the full details are still confidential, Sony do have “a lot” of studios working with 3D. MLB 10: The Show, Super Stardust HD, Gran Turismo 5: Prologue, Wipeout HD and MotorStorm: Pacific Rift have all been shown working in 3D but there are many more behind the scenes.