Sony Warming to the Idea of Portable 3D

Sony Warming to the Idea of Portable 3D

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Portable 3D isn't ready for primetime just yet, says Sony, but that may soon change.

Sony hasn't put 3D in the NGP, or PS Vita, or whatever it ends up being called, but that doesn't mean that it will never make a 3D handheld. Sony's Mick Hocking says that when it comes to 3D, the company's focus is still on home entertainment, but that portable technology is "rapidly improving."

Hocking, who heads up the 3D team for Sony Worldwide Studios, said that the range of portable 3D devices being exhibited at this year's CES show was proof that the technology was moving at a rather quick pace. He said that as these devices become more and more advanced, he could see that kinds of high-quality 3D effects that Sony wanted to create being feasible on a mobile device. However, he reiterated Sony's position on 3D gaming, saying that at the moment, the best place - in Sony's eyes at least - to play games in 3D was at home with a PS3.

It's interesting to see the subtly different messages coming from Sony. SCE Europe Boss Andrew House has downplayed mobile 3D in the past, whereas Hocking has championed 3D as a "new creative medium," and has praised the 3DS for "democratizing" the technology. Both men are toeing the company line about the best 3D being PS3 3D, but even through the neatly groomed PR spin, Hocking seems genuinely enthusiastic about the technology.

Source: Develop

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Either "leak" a memo on including 3D in the 'Vita', or stop wasting my time Sony. Subtly isn't your thing.
This isn't even pun worthy.

Oh god, here we go...
I hate for me to cringe on this sort of thing, but why is it that Nintendo are the only console making company?
Here's an idea for you Sony, WHY DON'T YOU THINK OF DOING SOMETHING ELSE?!? It can't be that hard would it?
I got one. A console that detects eye movement so you can look around a digital room!

Logan Westbrook:
heads up the 3D team for Sony Worldwide Studios

This guy better be checking his job opportunities; he's being hired in a department devoted to a fad.

Cool Welshy:
Oh god, here we go...
I hate for me to cringe on this sort of thing, but why is it that Nintendo are the only console making company?
Here's an idea for you Sony, WHY DON'T YOU THINK OF DOING SOMETHING ELSE?!? It can't be that hard would it?
I got one. A console that detects eye movement so you can look around a digital room!

Well the PlayStation 1 was originally a Nintendo console, and was just a copy of the Sega CD. Sony's entire Videogame history is just them aping other companies.

New creative medium my ass. Focus on making quality games and a quality system without the need of cheap gimmicks or spectacle. Fuck the rest.

A shame what's happened to Sony. That picture looks pretty.

ultimateownage:

Logan Westbrook:
heads up the 3D team for Sony Worldwide Studios

This guy better be checking his job opportunities; he's being hired in a department devoted to a fad.

Cool Welshy:
Oh god, here we go...
I hate for me to cringe on this sort of thing, but why is it that Nintendo are the only console making company?
Here's an idea for you Sony, WHY DON'T YOU THINK OF DOING SOMETHING ELSE?!? It can't be that hard would it?
I got one. A console that detects eye movement so you can look around a digital room!

Well the PlayStation 1 was originally a Nintendo console, and was just a copy of the Sega CD. Sony's entire Videogame history is just them aping other companies.

And dual analog sticks came from where?

buy teh haloz:
New creative medium my ass. Focus on making quality games and a quality system without the need of cheap gimmicks or spectacle. Fuck the rest.

Here here! To quote stand up comedian Dara O'Briain on 3D: "It's like tuberculosis; it flares up once a generation and you have to zap it with anti-biotics and get on with your life".

Fuck that noise, give us more information on Gravity Daze!

Why does Sony always seem to say that Nintendo's innovation is stupid, then copy it a few months later?
Also, 100th post. Woo.

Cool Welshy:
Oh god, here we go...
I hate for me to cringe on this sort of thing, but why is it that Nintendo are the only console making company?
Here's an idea for you Sony, WHY DON'T YOU THINK OF DOING SOMETHING ELSE?!? It can't be that hard would it?
I got one. A console that detects eye movement so you can look around a digital room!

Or they could just make a decent console/portable and give it a good set of exclusives. Sure Nintendo are making a bit of money from selling gimmicks to the casual crowd but that doesn't mean everyone should do that.

I think any 3D device is always a bad idea. The people who don't want to pay for extra 3D play they won't use outweighs the people who will pay only if it has 3D.

3D? Dear god kill it with fire. Current generation 3D Effects (both in movies and on the 3DS) are just stupid pointless gimmicks. They do not make games more fun or movies more engaging, or enhance the experience in any way. They just ensure that you have to wear stupid glasses, or hold the thing at a very specific angle and distance (and shorten your portable console's battery life to 3 hours).

All I want is to have companies finally move past these shallow "innovations" and start working on some real innovation. The first person to invent the Matrix or the Star Trek Holodecks or something equally innovative and awesome gets a gold star.

Can we just kill this 3D shit already? I hate having to find where 3D isn't set up because the shit doesn't work for me, and I don't mean the whole "It gives me a massive migraine" thing either, I've got lazy eye, so 3D has never worked for me. I thought this shit died in the 90's, and I'd prefer it stayed that way.

Yaaay, more 3D! BECAUSE THERE WASN'T ENOUGH OF THAT ALREADY!
I expect an Xbox 3D60 soon.

Urghh, another 3D portable.

Recently tried the 3DS, piece of crap that was, will stick to my DS.

Let me guess, my 'warming to' you mean 'after saying how it was stupid, they've seen how successful Nintendo have been and want to copy that'?

Because that's what Sony does. It laughs at others like the bunch of dicks that they are, then they try and copy them after seeing how well the originals sell.

What are Sony thinking talking about 3D now? Especially if PS Vita doesn't feature 3D at launch, which seems likely.

Are they saying we shouldn't buy PSV and instead wait for PSV 3D? I don't get it.

I tried out my roommate's 3DS, and it's complete shit. The 3D looks cheap as hell, and even if it did look good, who cares? It adds nothing to the game. I like the crystal clear look that 2D gaming provides, I don't need to make it blurrier and on a different plane to improve that.

Decabo:
I tried out my roommate's 3DS, and it's complete shit. The 3D looks cheap as hell, and even if it did look good, who cares? It adds nothing to the game. I like the crystal clear look that 2D gaming provides, I don't need to make it blurrier and on a different plane to improve that.

To be fair, the 3DS looks really good without the 3d on it, and the control stick is pretty awesome. I will agree that the 3d sucks.

OT: I just think that Sony wants to avoid another "lollipop" incident. You have to butter up your customers before you steal something that you said was stupid.

I wish Sony would warm to the idea that 3D is nothing more than a gimmick and a fad that can add nothing of value to the gameplay of our games and that it needs to get bent so development resources can be spent on other aspects of the games. Save that crap for movies where you only have to sit back and watch instead of focusing on playing a game. That's all 3D does in a game: you turn it on, you go "Okay that's kinda cool that it does that I guess, but it's kind of hard to focus on the game as much now and it's not really improving the game..." and turn it off. I even went so far as to fix my broken 3DS by putting a little piece of cardboard in the 3D slider's track so that it couldn't accidentally go into shitty graphics mode anymore.

So please Sony, warm to the fact that 3D sucks for games.

OutrageousEmu:
And dual analog sticks came from where?

I don't care much for this "OMG THIS COMPANY COPIED THAT COMPANY SHAME ON THEM" bullshit, but PC game controllers had two analog sticks long before the Dualshock controller came out. Doesn't mean we should demonize Sony for taking the idea, though.

I thought they were supposed to be lowering the tech in the new handheld to compete with the 3DS price and now theyre adding a gimmick that does nothing but bump the price up? oh boy its going to be considerably crappier than anyone ever guessed.

Am I supposed to be surprised that Sony thinks something Nintendo made money off of is a good idea again? Because that's definitely not the emotional response I'm getting from this.

Sony... just propose a merger with Nintendo and make everyone's lives AWESOME rather than just ripping them off at every oppurtunity.

Mantonio:
Let me guess, my 'warming to' you mean 'after saying how it was stupid, they've seen how successful Nintendo have been and want to copy that'?

Because that's what Sony does. It laughs at others like the bunch of dicks that they are, then they try and copy them after seeing how well the originals sell.

Interesting definition of successful, a new handheld being outsold regularly by a 7 year old handheld.

mjc0961:

OutrageousEmu:
And dual analog sticks came from where?

I don't care much for this "OMG THIS COMPANY COPIED THAT COMPANY SHAME ON THEM" bullshit, but PC game controllers had two analog sticks long before the Dualshock controller came out. Doesn't mean we should demonize Sony for taking the idea, though.

A mouse and WASD is not the same as dual analog sticks. Its the same as one analog stick and a directional pad.

OutrageousEmu:

Mantonio:
Let me guess, my 'warming to' you mean 'after saying how it was stupid, they've seen how successful Nintendo have been and want to copy that'?

Because that's what Sony does. It laughs at others like the bunch of dicks that they are, then they try and copy them after seeing how well the originals sell.

Interesting definition of successful, a new handheld being outsold regularly by a 7 year old handheld.

You're pointing out that a new type of handheld that only came out this year... has sold less than a handheld that's been out for nearly a decade.

I believe the phrase is 'No sh*t, Sherlock'?

Mantonio:

OutrageousEmu:

Mantonio:
Let me guess, my 'warming to' you mean 'after saying how it was stupid, they've seen how successful Nintendo have been and want to copy that'?

Because that's what Sony does. It laughs at others like the bunch of dicks that they are, then they try and copy them after seeing how well the originals sell.

Interesting definition of successful, a new handheld being outsold regularly by a 7 year old handheld.

You're pointing out that a new type of handheld that only came out this year... has sold less than a handheld that's been out for nearly a decade.

I believe the phrase is 'No sh*t, Sherlock'?

Thats not what I said. What I said was, being outsold regularly. Present tense. Acton happening now.

As in, more PsP's are being sold after the 3DS was launched than 3DS's. The PsP is outselling the 3DS.

 

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