Sony teases PS3 ‘holographic’ games

Ben Parfitt
Sony teases PS3 ‘holographic’ games

The PS3 has lead the way when it comes to 3D gaming on consoles – and new comments from Sony suggest that the PS3 could be about to take the lead in the still developing holographic sector.

Earlier this month US academics predicted that holographic TVs will be available to consumers within seven years.

“3D on mobile devices, and other forms of 3D, are all possible and many companies are working on them right now,” SCEE studio director Mick Hocking told sister site Develop.

“We also have techniques like holographics for the PS3 that I think will be very interesting for the future 3D games.”

Hocking went on to explain that the company is also exploring other options presented by 3D technology, such as the possibility of single-screen multiplayer.

“In regards to that we have some new technology that we’ve shown to developers that uses 3D techniques, it allows two players to play full screen multi-player games but without each being able to see the others view, and they have been massively keen on them,” he added.

“There’s lots to come. 

“This isn’t just about adding 3D to the PS3 – there’s a whole wave of new technologies and techniques that make use of 3D and the 3D hardware that we can use to enhance our games with in the future.”

To read the full interview with Hocking on Develop, click here.

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