Uncharted 3 represents the absolute zenith of what the PlayStation 3 is capable of – and whilst we know it’s going to be running in 3D when it releases, Naughty Dog have only just stated talking about the new tech.
Speaking to Edge magazine [issue 228] lead designer Jacob Minkoff has wise words and yet nicely balanced expectations. “People are only going to buy 3D when there’s awesome stuff in 3D,” he said, alluding to the fact that it’s still a relatively poorly adopted new feature.
“We’re making the awesome stuff that’ll drive people to adopt the technology,” he adds.
When we saw Uncharted 3 last it was running in 2D (although we’ve seen a 3D trailer from the developers) but the way the game embodies filmic qualities so well (like the gorgeous motion blur) suggests that Drake’s latest adventure could well push 3D tech to a much wider audience.
It’s still untested ground – Killzone 3 didn’t really work that well, but MotorStorm Apocalypse certainly did, so let’s hope Naughty Dog know what they’re doing.