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May 20th, 2010, 17:38
Ubisoft has said 3D gaming will quickly become a major factor in video games, estimating that around 50 per cent of all new games will be 3D-enabled by 2012.

"We will see more and more product coming in 3D on 360 and PS3 but also on portable machines," said the publisher's CEO Yves Guillemot during a recent investors call.

"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," he added.

"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."
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May 20th, 2010, 19:50
50% of all games in 3D within a year and a half? How many are there now?

Not going to happen…
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May 20th, 2010, 20:06
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50% of all games in 3D within a year and a half? How many are there now?

Not going to happen…
I guess it's 50% of all new games. Although I don't believe that, most games are pretty small. Perhaps, he means stuff like 3D Tetris?
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May 20th, 2010, 20:15
Reminds me of the Grand Arrival of FMV. Remember, Phantasmagoria came out and there was an avalanche of articles saying all games would be FMV within a year or two?

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May 20th, 2010, 20:20
I am guessing he means 3D like 3D-TV not 3D as the old meaning But it gets kind of funny if you read it the wrong way…..
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May 20th, 2010, 23:29
Well, I thought it would be 50 % 3D in 1995 ???

Or at least around 2000 ???

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Originally Posted by Alrik Fassbauer View Post
Well, I thought it would be 50 % 3D in 1995 ???

Or at least around 2000 ???

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Big Brother's policy back in 1984 and Space Odyssey in 2001 slowed things down.

What 3D ? we need virtual reality games
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Well now wait a minute - what he is saying (I think) is that 50% of console games will SUPPORT 3D. He's not saying you will have to play them in 3D, just that you can if you have a 3D tv and glasses.

I could see that happening, actually, if it's simple to add the support. Consider the PC side of things. NVIDIA's solution will work with all DirectX 9+ games, won't it? It may or may not work well but it will work. There are still 2D games running around but you could rightfully say that 90% of all PC games support 3D already.

If adding 3D support turns out to just be a matter of adding a toggle switch on a game's main menu and a little tweaking of the 2D elements in a game for consoles then yeah, they could get to 50% easy.
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