PS3 3D will be limited says developer


With recent talk seemingly being about 3D gaming at this moment in time, Ninja Theory co-founder Tameem Antoniades has told CVG that 3D support on the PS3 will be ‘limited’ and that gamers shouldn’t expect too much just yet.  He talks about the frames per second that a title would need to produce to achieve a 3D effect –

“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],” said Antoniades during a recent interview with CVG.

“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,” he explained, and that makes sense if you consider very few games run at 60fps, and even fewer at true 1080p due to processing restrictions.

“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 added, speaking of the planned 3D update for PS3 coming this summer.

“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.”

Thanks to CVG for the original article.

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