3D on PS3 will be “limited,” Heavenly Sword developer says

Sony’s push for 3D gaming on the PlayStation 3 will result in “limited” results, Heavenly Sword and Enslaved developer Ninja Theory believes. Current generation console technology is simply not powerful enough, co-founder Tameem Antoniades says.

He explains: “The problem is that to do 3D properly you need to render 60 frames per second, per eye. And at least a 720p resolution [per eye].”

“So in essence that’s 1080p rendering at 120 frames per second, and the current generation can only process very rudimentary graphics at that spec. I think the technology’s limited now, so you won’t be able to play stuff that looks like Avatar – the movie – in 3D,” he told CVG.

“Every generation has to be at least five-to-ten times more powerful than the last, so I think we’ll get there in the next generation. I think that will be totally revolutionary for games.”