Sony has been pushing 3D technology with the PlayStation 3 in all of their first party titles. Killzone 3 was one of the first games from Sony that was said to fully take advantage of the technology, and this Fall, Uncharted 3 may be the game that makes owning a 3D television a must for PlayStation 3 gamers. EEDAR analyst Jesse Divnich claims that Uncharted 3 will be the game that pushes 3D forward like Avatar did for movies.
Unfortunately, 3D televisions aren’t in every home. A number of things may be hindering the widespread adoption of 3D technology, the slow worldwide economy, the dislike for wearing glasses is another. With the technology being so new to the home, people could also be waiting for the technology to mature. There also hasn’t been a must have title that utilizes stereoscopic 3D.
Sure, Killzone, Gran Turismo, and MLB: The Show look great in 3D, but I’ve personally never felt that 3D added anything significant to my gaming experience. Now that I have had to chance to experience Uncharted 3 in 3D, that opinion has changed. – said Divnich
The analyst continues, “With a core focus on cinematic, story, and action, Uncharted 3 is the prime candidate to convince the naysayers that 3D belongs in video games—it certainly has convinced me.
“Uncharted 3 could do for 3D gaming what Avatar did for 3D movies. However, given the significant difference in cost to experience Uncharted 3 in 3D over Avatar in 3D, one certainly shouldn’t expect a mad mob rush of consumers to drop $3,000 on a 3D television just for Uncharted 3. Instead, Uncharted 3 will solidify 3D’s legitimacy in the interactive entertainment landscape, just as Avatar did for the 3D movie experience.”, the analyst concluded.
The combination of prices coming down to reasonable levels, an improving global economy where consumers will feel more comfortable making larger purchases, and the release of a must have title, could be the perfect storm that Sony has been waiting for get 3D into the homes of more PS3 gamers.