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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