id Software Won’t Create 3D Games Until 3D TVs Get Cheap

Stereoscopic 3D is the new buzz word in the gaming industry but id Software executive Todd Hollenshead doesn't seem to be in with the hype.

According to Hollenshead, id Software won't be investing in stereoscopic 3D games until the price of 3D TV sets falls to a range suitable for wide market adoption.

"At the very uber end of the videophiles, those guys are going to adopt that," he said of 3D TV. "But that's not going to be wide enough adoption to create substantial change within the gaming market."

"It has to be more pervasive and more widely adopted before it makes sense for videogame development companies to invest."

"You may have one or two that are like, oh, we're going to fly the banner of this and we're going to make our name on this one thing. But to have really meaningful differences is going to require some more time. The price is going to have to come down and you're going to have to have more widespread adoption."

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3d games/movies are just hearting the eyes this is not real 3d

so its good not to see any games of that shortnot only for the market (i dont care) but for the users health! stereoscopic games after 1 hour does some really good damage to your eyes!

you kids should learn more about protecting your eyes and not asking about fake 3d games that will send you to the hospital after lots o game hours!

WAKE UP! DONT BUY THE OLD TECHNOLOGIES REPACKED LIKE NEW! THIS 3D "FASHION" IS BAD FOR YOUR HEALTH CAUSE 2 LAYERS FAKING DEAPTH ITS NOT REAL 3D!

REAL 3D IS YET FAR AWAY!

stereoscopic 3D games.

No point in making any stereoscopic 3D games are not going to sell properly until atleast 20-25% of the gamers in the world have 3D TVs and/or monitors.
Unless you think that every gamer with a 3D TV/monitor buys every stereoscopic 3D game that is published.

those who bash 3d cant afford

those who bash 3d cant afford 3d, i have a 3d tv and i love to death, its waaaay better than regular, and in no way does it look like crap, actually looks better than the theater, and the cool thing is, you don't have to have your tv on 3d mode all the time, you can switch it off, why wouldn't you want this feature, unless you have 1 eye.

I have a 3d tv, i love it,

I have a 3d tv, i love it, and i can turn it on or off, its just about having the option, its not like your forced to use the 3d, every tv should have this option in the future, when tv's get cheaper, no one will complain, hell, people complained about dvd players when they first came out because they were too expensive, but once owned one you were satisfied and thought "im never going back to vhs, thats how i feel with 3d tv, its sooo much better.

Screw you Id.

Id Software wouldn't know how to make a good game even if they stole ideas from a good game & put it in their own, since that's what they do. I don't have 3D but I want it. If yer comp can't handle it then yer comp sucks, get a new one. If no one invests time & money in this stuff then the prices won't come down & the experience won't get any better & it'll never go anywhere. The companies that try new things & people who buy into it early deserve credit for getting things going & working towards better products w/lower prices for people like me & most of us who are too cheap to adopt early. 3D is the wave of the future so get used to it. Id are cowards & their games suck anyway (original Doom excluded). They're just gonna sit there & let everyone else do the work for them, let everyone else pioneer the shit & then rip it off, like they always do.

know before you talk

yeah... because everyone wants a $5000 pc... I don't even need to try and raise my epeen by brining up my pc other people have done that shit for me... its a 50% drop in fps in many cases that puts it BELOW 60... so unless your running sli, or even in some cases tri sli, stereo is kinda pointless at least if you want a good frame rate

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and no fuck the people who get thinns going... thats how consoles have gotten so big and look at where that has brought the state of gaming. shitty dumbed down ports and repetitive game play

know before you talk

yeah... because everyone wants a $5000 pc... I don't even need to try and raise my epeen by brining up my pc other people have done that shit for me... its a 50% drop in fps in many cases that puts it BELOW 60... so unless your running sli, or even in some cases tri sli, stereo is kinda pointless at least if you want a good frame rate

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and no fuck the people who get thinns going... thats how consoles have gotten so big and look at where that has brought the state of gaming. shitty dumbed down ports and repetitive game play

maybe because they don't want

maybe because they don't want to waste time on a feature only a few people can use? why spend a million extra in making the game to capture maybe half a million more in sales?

that and 3d gaming is pointless, I was considering going for it, untill I saw the fps you get.... left 4 dead 2 dropping from 100+ frames to about 50... no thanks

I disagree. I bought Nvidia

I disagree. I bought Nvidia 3d Vision and its killer. So it really disappoints me that ID doesn't even want to think about us 3d early adopters. How much development would it take to make sure things render properly and have a 3d crosshair? Not that long I'd think, since stereo drivers do most of the work in rendering the z-axis data. Laziness as far as I'm concerned. :(

Agreed CAMN

3D gaming isn't for me, I see it screwing up, clipping and effects may look worse; Just don't see this 3d thing working out period until it is insanely bad ass.

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