Ubisoft: Half Of All Games To Be 3D In Two Years

Dusting off its corporate crystal ball (The UbiBall®), publisher Ubisoft has predicted that in just two years time, half of all games will be capable of straining your eyes by appearing in 3D. Or, as they'll call it, ThreeDee™.

The company made the claim earlier today during an investor's conference call.

"We will see more and more product coming in 3D on 360 and PS3 but also on portable machines. We can count on substantial grown in the 3D market just because it's more immersive, so it will be a good way for the industry to give even more emotion to the gamers".

"I think next year we should see maybe 15-20% of games will be 3D on next-gen consoles ... and the following year will be at least 50% of the games."

Note this means games will be capable of being shown in 3D, not somehow exclusive to the technology. It's reasonably easy to code for, provided you work with the technology from the beginning of development. How many of you will have 3D-capable TV sets by then, however, is another matter.

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    I feel bad for buying a HD TV a few months ago now that 3D TV is the new thing. Apparently most people don't have a HD tv and when they finally do upgrade they will probably get a 3D TV and I'll be left out because I don't really want to replace my HD TV I just got =(

      It's ok! 3D will take a while to fully assimilate. Give it a couple of years before it's fully mainstream. or you could do what I do, and not care. :)

    I hope they're wrong seeing how I can't look at current 3D technologies.

    The technology will continue to evolve, so those who are buying 3D tvs that require glasses will be looking pretty foolish when 3D that doesn't need eyewear hits.
    Still, there are already a couple dozen PC games that are 3D compatible, thanks to NVIDIA. All you need is the right hardware or, if you don't mind the corruption of colour, a set of blue-red glasses.

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