3D to be Limited on the PS3

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Sony announced at CES 10′ that 3D support will be added to PS3 via a firmware update this summer.

In a recent interview, Tameem Antoniades, co-founder Ninja Theory(Heavenly Sword), expressed his concern regarding PS3’s ability to recreate stereoscopic 3D effects as seen in 3D feature films.

Tameem pointed out,


The problem is that to do 3D properly you need to render 60 frames per second, per eye. And at least a 720p resolution [per eye]. So in essence that’s 1080p rendering at 120 frames per second, and the current generation can only process very rudimentary graphics at that spec

Considering very few PS3 games run at 60 fps or true 1080p resolution due to processing limitations it seems not many games will pull off full stereoscopic 3D effects.

He also added,


I think the technology’s limited now, so you won’t be able to play stuff that looks like Avatar – the movie – in 3D. Every generation has to be at least five-to-ten times more powerful than the last, so I think we’ll get there in the next generation. I think that will be totally revolutionary for games.