We're still waiting for concrete details concerning Sony's upcoming 3D push on PS3, but a senior engineer at the platform holder has suggested that a lot” of time is being spent on the technology within Sony's studio network.
When asked by Gamasutra how many developers were currently working on 3D PS3 games, SCE UK's senior stereoscopic 3D engineer Ian Bickerstaff stated: It's all a bit confidential, but a lot, let's put it that way. We've been amazed by the enthusiasm from the developers.”
Bickerstaff did concede, however, that the overall importance of the 3D games movement is ultimately tied to the fate of the technology amongst the wider consumer electronics market.
I think the uptake is going to depend on the uptake of 3D televisions.
We're not going to spend crazy, crazy amounts of money on 3D games expecting everyone tomorrow to have 3D TVs, clearly. But, we believe this is the future, and three or four years from now, you won't be able to buy a television that doesn't have a 3D capability.”