Microsoft’s not sure the about 3D gaming just yet

In an interview with CNN, Microsoft Studios boss Phil Spencer noted the companies lack lustre for 3D gaming for the time being in saying…

“As an entertainment company, we’re trying to do things that millions of people can go enjoy today… And for better or for worse, people just don’t really have TVs in their house right now that are going to do 3-D in a way that’s going to work.”

Sony see’s things rather differently as there are reports, rumours rather, of bundles to include 3D TV’s with a PlayStation 3 console coming out. Again these are just rumours, though it wouldn’t be a surprise if these do come to fruition but of course at an elevated cost to the consumer.

Even at the moment, gamers (as long as they have the required firmware update as well as a 3D-enabled TV) can already enjoy what 3D wonders, Sony has to offer, in the form of various arcade games including the likes of Wipeout HD, Super Stardust HD, Pain and Motor Storm Pacific Rift.

But Sony continue to receive yet further derision with more comments by the Microsoft Studios VP…

“As a corporate mandate, I don’t need to sell you a new TV. That’s not part of my business model. Other companies maybe have that part of their business model. I don’t.”

Though Phil Spencer did state that…

“Clearly, we’re not going to ignore 3-D,” he concluded, “I think it is something that will play a role in entertainment.”

Is Sony getting ahead of themselves? Are Microsoft not doing enough to promote ‘3D’ gaming? Give us your comments.

(Via: T3 and

Speak Your Mind