Avatar Producer Envisions A 3D-Heavy Future For Games
Even if you're not willing to leap aboard the 3D bandwagon just yet, the common belief is that it will indeed catch on in the gaming industry.
At least, that's what "Avatar" producer Jon Landau believes. In speaking at the inaugural 3D Gaming Summit, the man who helped bring the very first full 3D gaming experience (Avatar: The Game) to this generation spoke about the future of this not-so-new technology in regards to both Hollywood and video games. Not surprisingly, attendees at the event could play the game in 3D - which I never got to do, but whatever - and Landau wanted everyone to know that 3D is definitely here to stay. Well, the timing is just about right, as Sony has just made your PlayStation 3 fully 3D-compatible with the recent firmware update, and the emergence of 3D HDTVs on the market. Samsung has already released their line and Sony will follow with 3D-enabled Bravias in June. The video seems to have disappeared from the source but you can hear Landau talking at N4G (it's strongly advised that you avoid the comments on that site; it's a fanboy-driven hellhole of stupidity). Do you agree with his outlook? And how soon will you be on board with the whole 3D gaming idea?
Personally, it's just a wait-and-see situation for me. Being an old-school gamer, it might take a while for me to come 'round. But we'll see.
4/25/2010 9:08:16 PM Ben Dutka