EA Does Not See "A Big Uptake for 3D Gaming"
Posted on Friday, July 29 @ 15:34:47 PST by Nicholas Tan
With the market for 3D gaming and 3D HDTVs struggling to make ends meet, EA has decided to funnel its investments in 3D into social and online gaming instead, says EA boss John Riccitiello at an annual EA stockholder meeting:
I don't think EA should sell themselves short on being innovators in the industry, but they are a business and if the consumers don't desire 3D, then it behooves them to follow. With the cost of 3D-enabled TVs and the necessary glasses, most consumers just don't see the appeal of needing 3D at home. I mean, if I really want to see 3D in full effect, I would just go see a 3D movie at an IMAX theater.
Sony might be cringing at EA's statement, but the time for 3DTVs will come eventually and they're primed and ready to pounce. It's just a matter of how long they are willing to wait, but not before Sony's 3D gaming chief Mick Hocking had some words to say at the Develop conference in Brighton:
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