Hopefully, the thought of 3D gaming doesn’t cause you to tear your eyes out through your mouths, because if Ubisoft’s estimates are correct, half of all games will support 3D by 2012.
"I think next year we should maybe see 15-20 percent of games that will be 3D on next-generation consoles. And then the following year it will be 50 percent," Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot told a group of investors Tuesday night.
As Gamesindustry.biz reports, Guillemot presented the case for more 3D-supported games while discussing Ubisoft’s movie tie-in game James Cameron's Avatar: The Game, saying, “The 3D games are going to come more and more with the TV screens that are available. We did Avatar last year and the experience was enhanced by the 3D experience."
I still can’t envision a world in which I would actually play the majority of my games while wearing 3D glasses, and I’m guessing I’m not the only one. However, publishers, developers, movie producers, and a whole mess of people seem convinced that 3D will very soon be the equivalent of the black and white to color shift that happened in film and television many, many years ago. It could very well happen, but it’s going to take a lot for me to consider it a serious and sustainable technological shift.
What do you think the likelihood is of half of all games supporting 3D by 2012?