Sony Displays Gran Turismo 5 In 3D
Samsung has already released their 3D line of HDTVs and next up is Sony's Bravia series. To help push them, the electronics giant will certainly utilize the new 3D capability of the PlayStation 3 to get the message out.
According to 1Up, Sony decided to show off their fancy new 3D technology in Tokyo this weekend. And in addition to displaying "concerts and events featuring 3D footage being filmed live," they also provided attendees with a playable version of Gran Turismo 5 in 3D. Apparently, the game doesn't look any better (or worse) than when it wowed the crowds at TGS last year, but there was a bit of the standard 3D "pop-up" we've often seen in 3D presentations. Here's a portion of the analysis:
"Though 3D images can be hard to watch for a long period of time, GT5 was relatively easy to look at. This is thanks in large part to the game not using any strong depth of field effects. Often times the 3D image in a game or movie is broken when the viewer tries to examine an object that the camera is not focused on. The brain tries to process the object, but the eyes can't bring it into focus, creating an odd effect that causes headaches or nausea in some. All objects in GT5, regardless of location, are rendered without any post-processing blur, so no matter where we looked on the screen, we could focus easily."
This, plus the addition of the Recaro racing seat, should've provided them with one hell of a realistic driving experience. Furthermore, Sony was also showing off Wipeout HD, MotorStorm 2, and Killzone 2 in 3D; only the latter wasn't playable. We do know that games with 3D patches won't look as good as those designed specifically for the new dimension, though, so we'll be looking towards the future... Who plans to jump on board with this new technology in 2010?
Related Game(s): Gran Turismo 5
5/30/2010 9:17:26 PM John Shepard