Contrary to Ninja Theory’s claims that the 3D capabilities of the PlayStation 3 are limited, Sony has higher hopes pinned on the newest entertainment trend.
Speaking with MCV, Sony’s Stereoscopic 3D Team senior development manager Simon Benson said the new technology plays a major role in Sony’s future. “3D gaming is very important to us and we see this as a significant long term strategy,” Benson said. “The fact that we have a team entirely dedicated to stereoscopic 3D gaming shows that we are taking this very seriously and we aim to lead the way wherever we can.”
Mirroring the marketing strategy of the Blu-ray medium, the 3D platform is a showcase of potential, according to Benson. “With the Blu-ray launch, PlayStation content was a key part of that in terms of showing what the possibilities were, and 3D is obviously an exciting prospect for the future of technology. It gives us a chance to show what we can do.”
With humility out of the way, Benson claims, “We believe that stereoscopic 3D is possibly going to be the biggest revolution in gaming for many years to come. If you think that the movie Avatar revolutionised cinema, just wait to see what 3D games will do.”
We should all take comfort in the fact that there was no mention of Clash of the Titans in the same breath as 3D gaming revolutions.