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3D gaming to explode in next five years, says report

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 09 Dec 2009 18:20 User comments (22)

3D gaming to explode in next five years, says report According to Insight Media, the popularity of 3D gaming will explode in the next five years, alongside the expected growth of 3D-capable displays.
The report says 40 million 3D-capable devices will be installed by 2014, with a good number being consoles, including the PS3 which is firmware-upgradable to 3D.

"We have spent considerable time on our forecasting methodology and believe we have created something that is truly new, innovative and ground breaking,"
added Chris Chinnock, president of Insight Media, via GI.biz.

"We have played Stereoscopic 3D games for hundreds of hours and can report that the latest technology does not result in eye strain or fatigue,"
notes Dale H Maunu, lead analyst on the report."Our experience leads us to believe that S-3D gaming is more immersive and compelling that traditional gaming on a 2D screen. We spoke directly with gamers, game developers, and game publishers as well as display makers to build a complete picture of the future of gaming, along the way going from sceptical middle-age display veterans to 3D gaming fanboys."

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22 user comments

19.12.2009 18:41

If I have to wear those glasses for the 3D to work then I won't be an adopter. They never work for me and all I end up seeing is a picture set for 3D in a blueish redish tint.

29.12.2009 19:12

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explode (verb)
1. to burst or cause to burst with great violence as a result of internal pressure, esp through the detonation of an explosive; blow up
2. to destroy or be destroyed in this manner (to explode a bridge)
Yeah, I'd say 3D gaming will explode in the next five years...
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39.12.2009 20:06

I've seen alot of things over-hyped before, but nothing like this so called "Explosion of 3D in the future".
I don't know ANYONE who is drooling over the possibility of 3D TV.

I think we'll find in the very near future that this new 3D stuff was all hype and no substance and the Hardware manufacturers will all be crying about how no one is buying the new stuff.

49.12.2009 20:12

Didn't we burn out the 3D hype decades ago?...ughfg...... I hate how controlled and leading the industry is....

59.12.2009 20:27
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This will NEVER happen and will barely take off except by retards who think that they're "cutting edge".

Anyone who adopts this will be duly considered a nincompoop by most. They are also probably going to be the same ones who believe this to be the precedent to holographic tech.............WRONG.

69.12.2009 20:35

Yep, that little old gadget called the Virtua Boy sure did pave the way for 3D gaming... I'm still seeing the long lasting effects in today's gaming systems.....

79.12.2009 22:23

First off to all the idiots who do not think this is coming it's already here. go to Nvidia or Samsungs websites. and no it's not those stupid red and blue glasses. If you ever went to a real 3D movie theater there are only 7 true ones in the world. you need digital glasses that are wirelessly linked to the projectors. The lenses blink on and off at a fraction of a second precisely to each frame of the movie and it's so life like people are trying to grab at the air to see if it is real. Number two if you go to Newegg or any computer parts seller they are selling the glasses a new highend video card and a monitor for like $300. And finally yes the shit works. In fact a Japanese company tried it with what they called ultra high def with 9 camera and 36 microphones and people were getting motion sickness and puking in their seats. Oh by the way the glasses you get from Nvidia are the digital glasses that is the most important part because, even if you don't want the card from Nvidia or the monitor the glasses should work with the 3D displays that are out now and new ones to come. And finally no I don't work for Nvidia or any electronics company. I just hate people that don't know what they are talking about.

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89.12.2009 23:12

The problem with 3D is content...other than a few imax movies and game prototypes, there isn't anything available. There are already true 3D displays that do not require glasses at all and they will be coming to the consumer market soon; this is the future...not some plug-in glasses that flash at high speed. Even at that, it is probably going to be a while before we see 3D TV networks, a large 3D bluray selection, or a lot of GOOD true3D games that are not just as good (or better) in 2D.

I would be suprised if the 3D game market does not "explode" soon...it isn't hard to improve sales when current sales are non-existant; 3 feature length games would be 3 more than there are now...total sales of 3D video games would jump a million percent overnight.

99.12.2009 23:45

Originally posted by KillerBug:
The problem with 3D is content...other than a few imax movies and game prototypes, there isn't anything available. There are already true 3D displays that do not require glasses at all and they will be coming to the consumer market soon; this is the future...not some plug-in glasses that flash at high speed. Even at that, it is probably going to be a while before we see 3D TV networks, a large 3D bluray selection, or a lot of GOOD true3D games that are not just as good (or better) in 2D.

I would be suprised if the 3D game market does not "explode" soon...it isn't hard to improve sales when current sales are non-existant; 3 feature length games would be 3 more than there are now...total sales of 3D video games would jump a million percent overnight.
I understand what you are getting at but from everything I have seen its 3D effect on a 2D plane, this is the tech they have now and frankly it sucks. Now get 3D on a 3D plane projected from the TV and thats a whole new ballgame!!

1010.12.2009 1:56

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If I have to wear those glasses for the 3D to work then I won't be an adopter. They never work for me and all I end up seeing is a picture set for 3D in a blueish redish tint.
Brother i dont know how long its been since you've worn a 3d set. 3d movies today, use polarized lenses, wiki the facts of this current generation of 3d if your interested. The glasses you get nowadays look like sunglasses.

The simple fact is. There is a demand for 3d right now. Look at how many movies have been released in 3d these past 18 months alone. Couple that in with Avatar release in a week. Movie theaters charge a premium to see their movies in 3d, and the people turn out to see them. Translating that over into gaming (if they can get it right) will most certainly be a profitable move.

If they use the same tech that they use for the cinemas today, 3d games will give developers a great tool to introduce depth into their work.

@ ThePastor, I am one drooling over the possibility of 3d TV
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1110.12.2009 2:56

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If I have to wear those glasses for the 3D to work then I won't be an adopter. They never work for me and all I end up seeing is a picture set for 3D in a blueish redish tint.
Brother i dont know how long its been since you've worn a 3d set. 3d movies today, use polarized lenses, wiki the facts of this current generation of 3d if your interested. The glasses you get nowadays look like sunglasses.

The simple fact is. There is a demand for 3d right now. Look at how many movies have been released in 3d these past 18 months alone. Couple that in with Avatar release in a week. Movie theaters charge a premium to see their movies in 3d, and the people turn out to see them. Translating that over into gaming (if they can get it right) will most certainly be a profitable move.

If they use the same tech that they use for the cinemas today, 3d games will give developers a great tool to introduce depth into their work.

@ ThePastor, I am one drooling over the possibility of 3d TV
................... the demand for 3D that is in play right now is contrived at best....

Oh and game developers don;t want to put depth into their work....you can;t sell millions and millions of copies to smart people :P

1210.12.2009 5:43

Originally posted by devingman:
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If I have to wear those glasses for the 3D to work then I won't be an adopter. They never work for me and all I end up seeing is a picture set for 3D in a blueish redish tint.
Brother i dont know how long its been since you've worn a 3d set. 3d movies today, use polarized lenses, wiki the facts of this current generation of 3d if your interested. The glasses you get nowadays look like sunglasses.

The simple fact is. There is a demand for 3d right now. Look at how many movies have been released in 3d these past 18 months alone. Couple that in with Avatar release in a week. Movie theaters charge a premium to see their movies in 3d, and the people turn out to see them. Translating that over into gaming (if they can get it right) will most certainly be a profitable move.

If they use the same tech that they use for the cinemas today, 3d games will give developers a great tool to introduce depth into their work.

@ ThePastor, I am one drooling over the possibility of 3d TV
Imax movies have been around for years, charging preimum prices for years...I remember going to them when I was a little kid. These are nothing new, and if you go to one, you will see that the experieince of a 50-foot tall 3D display is drasticly different than watching the same movie on a screen at home, even a if it is a 60inch. The movie does not just jump out at you; it surrounds you (I went to a river rafting Imax movie that almost made me throw up from motion sickness...the seats were not moving). This is very different from the difference between watching a 2D movie in a theature vs at home...where home systems often offer much better experiences than the big screen.

Unfortunately, nothing on the horizon will bring anything like this to the home market. At this time, you can only do this with a concave screen or with a headset containing two screens (one for each eye) and motion sensors. Such headsets are extremely expensive, and can never replace the group activity of watching TV. Such screens are only available to the rich.


1310.12.2009 10:04

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Brother i dont know how long its been since you've worn a 3d set. 3d movies today, use polarized lenses, wiki the facts of this current generation of 3d if your interested. The glasses you get nowadays look like sunglasses.
Truth. The article picture I chose just happened to be the funniest, most stereotypical we have in our database :P

1410.12.2009 11:15

First off, where is this company getting their facts? There is simply no evidence to report, so it's mostly opinion? Sales of (or lack of) Nvidia's tech and Samsung's screen is hardly enough proof, since they are the only ones selling any sort of 3d tech. And how many games even support it? WoW?

Second, will it explode? Unlikely. Will it grow? Sure it will. But like the above poster mentioned, a 3d experience on a 2d plain is not real 3d. Most gamers are smart enough to know this, and I really don't see it happening on PCs anytime soon, although consoles may get it shoved at them like always (not starting a flame war, just facts).

Even if 3d becomes popular enough that most people have cheap and easy access to the technology, it will still be a long time before developers to produce any good content, because programming is done in a 2d world. Switching the mentality to programming in a 3d world for a 3d world is going to be a tough change.

The kind of real 3d experience that will explode is holographic projections, but we are nowhere near bridging that gap. Nobody is going to where those stupid glasses, of any kind. This is simply more over-hype to push development and sales that will ultimately kill the idea. Not that I am against it either.

1510.12.2009 17:17

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1610.12.2009 18:29

well when it's holodeck technology then come and find me this is like primative 3d gaming coming when you actually interact in a 3d holographic environment then i will be happy for now we have too suffer with the inadaquate computer power of this lifetime.

1711.12.2009 0:02

Maybe apple will make a 3D iPhone...then it will literaly explode (when the battery overheats).

1811.12.2009 11:20

Gotta get out more often..............go to a skin club. Jesus!!!!

1911.12.2009 16:51

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The report says 40 million 3D-capable devices will be installed by 2014, with a good number being consoles, including the PS3 which is firmware-upgradable to 3D.

If this is the case o really want this update soon soo i can experience this 3D gaming at a home level even better is if this will be for blu-ray movies as well and then IMAX will be challenged on a massive low level and may have a to compete even harder.

2011.12.2009 17:44

its set to explode soon, most if not allt he major TV makers are behind it, nvidia have been, sony are, (yes i know sony makes tv aswell, but i meant in games terms) and thhe biggest one is that the WORLD CUP will be showsn in 3d

2112.12.2009 9:12

Content alone will be the deciding factor in this. 3D tech has been around for years, and is still "gimicky." I will not deny that there are some pretty cool IMAX features out there that do bring the experience to life, but realistically, how far have we come with this?

I mentioned the virtual boy earlier. That was on the market for just over a year and had a total system release of around 15 games. This was a very inovative technology and was actually really cool to play. It did imerse you "in the game."

A few years prior to that was Sega's Time Traveller video game. This was done with holograms, but this was also a very different gaming experience than the likes of Daytona USA and other games that would have been next to it at the time.

Consumers are only a drop in the bucket of the overall success of 3D tech. It depeneds on the developers to create and push 3D content. With no content, this tech will slowly die.

Look at flying cars. We have been able to make these since the late 1940's. Now, these aren't in the same capacity as the ones seen on The Jetsons, but the tech has been and is still there.

Ideas and concepts are just that without implementation.

2212.12.2009 12:40

Originally posted by 82Eazy82:
BRING ON 3D PORN!!! MMMMWWWWWAAAAHHHHHAAAA HASAAAAA HAAAAAAAAAA
LMFAO, lets hope they dont combine it with "smellavision", lol, thats just nasty!!!!

lol

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