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Xbox 360 to get full stereoscopic 3D support via system update

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 25 May 2011 18:09 User comments (9)

Xbox 360 to get full stereoscopic 3D support via system update According to Eurogamer, Microsoft is set to announce full stereoscopic 3D features for the Xbox 360 games console very soon.
The report says that the support works exactly like the PlayStation 3's 3D effects, providing HDMI stereoscopic 3D in the 1280x1470 twin 720p framebuffer configuration, giving a 720p image per eye.

"They'd be mad not to do it, is all I can say," said Eurogamer's source, who is said to be close to continued Xbox 360 development. "The machine is not only very capable, it's more capable than the PlayStation 3 of doing stereo, assuming you don't have one of the old crappy ones with the composite leads... assuming you have a HDMI Xbox."

The source went on to hint that the announcement will be made at E3 this year. "Microsoft is going to have to go on stage to say something, aren't they?"

The PS3 officially got stereoscopic 3D functionality last June bia a firmware update, and is still the only console to offer it as a feature. Some titles for the Xbox 360 do tout the effect, but render using 3D techniques based on the principle of two distinct images crammed into one 720p framebuffer.

Microsoft's Aaron Greenberg commented last year that the Xbox 360 is fully capable of providing for stereoscopic 3D titles, but the question is whether consumers are interested in it.

The support is expected to be added to the Xbox 360 via a Dashboard update in the near future.

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9 user comments

125.5.2011 18:44

Great, more bloatware I don't even want.

225.5.2011 20:21

Quote:
but the question is whether consumers are interested in it.
I would love to see the marketing figures to support this. More like another checkmark feature to make sure they don't sound inferior to the PS3 in a figurative sense. I'd be willing to bet a large majority of gamers could care less.

325.5.2011 20:39

@Azuran
That's ok just don't do it again capeche :p

Ok so what's the point of 3d steroscopic ? who wants to play video games wearing bloody glasses if i wanted to do fps in 3d i'd do it properly & join the frak'n NZ army


425.5.2011 20:40

Personally I like the 3D effect for some games, FPS not so much but its good in the new Motorstorm. To me Motorstorm would be a average game without it, but with it, its a great game. Only reason why I purchased it in the first place.



525.5.2011 21:23

The machine is not only very capable, it's more capable than the PlayStation 3 of doing stereo, assuming you don't have one of the old crappy ones with the composite leads... assuming you have a HDMI Xbox.

626.5.2011 1:13

"bia a firmware update"

bia???

726.5.2011 10:10

First........I didn't even know one could get an XBox 360 WITHOUT an HDMI port and second...........3D movies and gaming is a fad, lame and an excuse to add bloatware (as mentioned above) and charge more. No one would ever miss 3D for the home if it just up and disappeared. That I can say with certainty.


Additionally........What the HELL is Laura's point by simply restating part of the article? Don't comment if it's senseless please.


As for xnonsuchx..........C'mon man.....use your head........obviously a misspelling of "via" or "by the way of" (if you don't know what it means). Please, show a little intuitive thought

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 26 May 2011 @ 10:16

826.5.2011 15:13

Originally posted by hearme0:
First........I didn't even know one could get an XBox 360 WITHOUT an HDMI port ...
They launched with component/composite or VGA out only. This was standard for better than the first year after launch when they finally added HDMI out.

---Chikn

926.5.2011 16:58

Originally posted by hearme0:
No one would ever miss 3D for the home if it just up and disappeared. That I can say with certainty.
Um I would miss it, just because you dont like it dosn't mean "No one would ever miss 3D".

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