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Sony Computer Entertainment Europe’s studio director, Mick Hocking revealed that the Playstation 3 will soon play host to more than 50 3D titles. “[A]nd this number is growing fast,” he told magazine Develop. Hocking explained that many industries are investing heavily in the technology and that once consumers see the sheer power and range of what it has to offer, people will come flocking — not only to 3D gaming, but to 3D technology as a whole implemented into film, television shows and even websites.

We have already seen the film industry embracing it with the likes of Avatar, the more recent Megamind and soon to be released Tron: Legacy. Despite this, there is still reluctance on the public’s side mainly because of the price tag. Tickets are double the regular cost and the average 3D TV resides in the neighborhood of about $3,000 (glasses not included). But let’s look ahead, as Hocking does.

Indeed, let’s look ahead with this short video.

As the video intimates, you just watched the Heliodisplay L90 in action. The product of San Bruno, California company IO2 Technology, it renders eye-tricking 3D obsolete. In its place, the Heliodisplay creates free standing images in true space. They’ve even created an interface with which you can interact, moving your hand to pan through images, select certain items, etc. The video game industry is playing with that sort of technology, at least on the interactive side, right? Oh yes, that’s right, the Kinect.

SCEE’s Hocking explained how Sony has applied forward thinking by encouraging its developers to work with 3D technology, because, as he says, everyone is investing in it. 3D is the next big thing.

If you follow the articles I write, you may find that I try to stay a few more steps ahead than the next big thing. True, 3D technology is here. Embrace it or toss it in the trash, it’s not going away. But, that’s not what I’m excited about.

  1. Reminds me of the first time I watched Star Wars.

    • avatar Ross

      I’ve been blogging for years, but only for buisenss and never really had an outlet for personal stuff. I’m kinda liking it. As for driving you nuts, I’m sure I could still pull it off. I’ve learned never to hold on to past judgments of people. Especially when you can make new ones! For the most part, we are very different people from who we were in college or in my case, I became a different person and now I’m just trying to be myself again.

  2. Oh, I know! Only a matter of time before they outfit those toy R2′s with this. Get’s me thinking what other sci-fi will become reality. Also makes me laugh that sci-fi gets a bad rap compared to other genres, yet it’s been the most accurate at reflecting the future … but I digress.

    Can’t wait for the Kinect and the Heliodisplay to start having babies.

  3. 3D is a gimmick and nothing more in it’s current form. Cost is ridiculously too high, a LED TV that has the exact same specs as a 3D LED TV will cost 1000 or more less for no reason other than no 3D. Most people aren’t even prepared to drop 1k on a TV from the get go.

    Movie wise I have yet to see a movie where I felt 3D did anything to actually make it a better movie.

    The Heliodisplay though, that’s what it is about. When you can do true 3D imaging without the glasses at a reasonable price 3D will be a real technology and not a cheap cash in.

  4. avatar tehwonderful1

    How is the kinect any different than the eye toy ? We are praising ten year old tech here people

    • It’s essentially the same thing. All the technology in the Kinect, the Eye is capable of. Aside from the fact that they have blatantly and shamelessly stolen an idea and claimed it as their own, Microsoft has just been way smarter about marketing it than Sony.

      It’s a much better media tool than a game controller. I’d like to see television sets use the technology so remote controls become irrelevant. I’d love to just be able to power off or turn up the volume with my voice.

  5. avatar Ferahtsu

    3-D = 32X

  6. avatar Mubashir

    Yeah, PS3 is supposed to be the most pouplar in Japan, I think. Still, it’s something if the 360 is slipping so strongly in sales/pouplarity maybe it’s just time to phase it out it’s not as if Nintendo is standing idly by with Wii sales declining. Maybe that’s just what happens in this fickle industry

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