“Should games use the same 3D technolodgy that avatar used?” This is what crossed my mind when I was watching avatar in 3D at the movies a few weeks ago.
To me it seems like it would be an awesome experience because if they made it right you would feel more like you were apart of the game and not so much like you were just playing it.
But I can see there would be problems right off the bat, such as lag (online & offline) because it would take up a lot more bandwidth & processing power to display the same image/3D model overlayed several times on top of eachother. Another problem would be trying to figure out how to make such a thing without having to have a 3D TV because games are programmed to ‘adapt’ to a gamers decicions, where-as in a movie, you can edit the footage you’ve captured to be in 3D. For gaming in 3D, you would need to have A LOT more effort put into the design of a game to get it to go into a 3D mode and have the depth of it determine what the 3D must do. Also, you’d probably look really stupid sitting in your lounge room with a set of those “Real D 3D” glasses on your face.
So for me, I’d like to try 3D gaming (especially in a game like Call of Duty) but I think it’s a long way off for now and I don’t think there would be a high enough demand for such a thing right now anyway because not everyone is going to/afford to buy another TV just to watch/play games on and I don’t think many gaming companies will want to even try to make games like that, not for a long while anyways. I think that 3D games will probably start off in places like major arcades for the first few years and then MAYBE eventually move into lounge rooms, etc.
Well I hope you enjoyed my little talk about what I think of 3D gaming. Let me know what you think in the comments, I’d love to know what you think of all this.