Sony: LittleBigPlanet, Gran Turismo Benefits From 3D
3D gaming is in its infancy right now, but if certain big exclusives push the technology forward, it may became a highly sought-after luxury.
Speaking at the Edinburgh Interactive Festival, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe CEO Ray Maguire said Sony has done a lot of R&D concerning 3D development, and this involved testing games like LittleBigPlanet in 3D. Apparently, the fixed camera actually helps, as it make the experience "more intuitive and fun" and it decreases "the number of depth-based mistakes you can make while playing the game." It even increases visual clarity, as "distances can be perceived better and players had improved accuracy." Maguire also mentioned testing Gran Turismo 5 in 3D and said the immersion level was "much higher than with a regular 2D racer," which is to be expected. But now the question is, will you be willing to play games like LBP, GT5 and Killzone 3 in 3D? Perhaps you want to, but are you willing to drop the bucks? We're a little concerned about the health problems that may result from extended 3D viewing but hey, we're not about to recommend 6-hour gaming stints.
LittleBigPlanet 2 is going to be amazing, with or without 3D. All you need to do is check out some footage or a trailer to see that.
8/25/2010 9:16:47 PM John Shepard