So both Sony and Nintendo are pushing the 3D revolution extremely hard right? Yes, Nintendo released the 3DS to much fanfare at E3, and Sony presented a nice portion of its presser in 3D. The hardware giant is also making 3D a “company-wide” initiative for all its studios to “look into” the technology, and find ways to mesh it into everything.
Well that’s good and all but let’s hope the thing’s not just a ‘passing craze’, because although many have lauded the step Sony and Nintendo have taken, there are many who’ve also pointed out the glaring disadvantages.
One of them is SEGAâ€™s Mike Hayes, who said in a recent interview with GI.biz, thqat although he’s “very excited” about 3D, there are certain bad points of concern.
“I was talking to someone playing MotorStorm who pointed out that you do get nauseous after about 15 minutes with motion sickness, which is a fundamental issue about how much 3D you can consume,” Hayes said. “However, itâ€™s marvelous technology.”
“The good news, as a developer, is that to implement 3D itâ€™s relatively cheap, and a lot of us can do that relatively painlessly so youâ€™ll find that weâ€™ll be included at some point, and weâ€™ll announce our 3D titles so weâ€™ll be there at the party.
Having played a couple of games, it really is good, but you could not sit down for two hours with your glasses on and play an intense shooter. I just think that would be impossible. How that is managed is going to be interesting.”
Interesting stuff, we’ll see how the thing works out soon enough, then.