It's easy to remember a time when high definition seemed like a pipe dream but these days, no gamer wants to play without it. And if Ubisoft is correct, we'll eventually feel the same way about 3D gaming.
Now, just to be clear, not only do you need the software to support true 3D, but you also need the glasses and a TV that supports the option…and that's the kicker. Not many TVs do, although Sony has revealed that fully 3D-compatible Bravias will be on store shelves by the end of next year. However, if you're lucky enough to have a 3D-enabled TV right now, you might want to pick up Avatar: The Game on December 1. Believe it or not, you'll be able to play it in 3D if you have the option, which is a big surprise. Furthermore, according to what Ubisoft Montreal boss Yannis Mallat told the Financial Post , 3D won't just be a passing fad (like it kinda has been in movies); it's going to be quite common in games. "3D is to pictures what Dolby Stereo is to sound," he said. "No one wants to go back to mono." It may be hard to believe at this point in time, but it's always hard to believe…and then, in the future, things happen.
Personally, I find it slightly ironic that in an industry that has advanced so quickly, we're suddenly turning to an idea films had several decades ago. But the whole "interactive" part makes the concept so much more appealing, doesn't it?