Would anybody know if the xbox 360 will get an update in the near future to enable real 3D gaming? I enjoy 3D gaming on the PS3 and hope that this rumour is true but can anybody shed some light to this rumour?
MS has already stated that they do not believe it is something that Consumers are looking for and do not really Support it. Had the Linky a while ago but I can't find it. I wouldn't count on it for a while (maybe?).
The 360 has always supported 3D in that it's really easy to render 2+ frames simultaneously, meaning any dramatic update for 3D was unnecessary. For example, Halo 3, ODST, and probably Reach all use multiple frame-buffers to achieve lighting quality beyond
what the 360 could render otherwise. A few recent games support it, but many developers are holding off because adoption of 3DTV's has been really slow.
Unlike the PS3, the Xbox 360 doesn't support HDMI 1.3, only 1.2. Therefore, it doesn't have the bandwidth that the PS3 does. Gears of War 3 and the Halo - CE remake are supposed to both have stereoscopic 3D although it remains to be seen what the quality
is like. Frankly, the current HD consoles just don't have the graphic power required to display 3D at a decent resolution at a reasonable frame rate. Virtually every 3D game is either low resolution and/or with a lower frame rate to accomodate it. I think
we will have to wait until the next generation of consoles to fully realise the potential of 3D. If it lasts that long however, 3D gaming and movies in the home have hardly been a barnstorming hit.
The 360 has already recieved a "3d update" go under your system settings and you will find the options to select screen size in inches and also to enable/disable the feature. See, already in there kids. The caveat is that products MUST be 3d...just like
any 3d enabled product, the software whether movies or games must be 3d encoded. So lets go easy on the fanyboyisms and enjoy the 3d...cause, again its already there....if you have 3d tv and 3d enabled games/movies...ENJOY!