E32010: 3D Is ‘Future’ Tech Says Microsoft UK Boss
Microsoft’s Neil Thompson dismisses 3D technology as ‘too expensive’ for consumers.
Speaking to Eurogamer, Thompson stated that while 3D was "an interesting technology of the future", the current price of entry is too high for consumers:"If you look at the costs of entry into the living room and when that’s going to become mass-market, we think [Kinect is] a more compelling proposition for consumers over the coming years than…3D at this point," he said.
Sony have been aggressively promoting 3D. Killzone 3 was demoed in three dimensions for attendees at Sony’s E3 Press Conference, and Sony Computer Entertainment UK boss Ray Maguire recently told us that Microsoft "will have" to embrace 3D technology.
Thompson’s statement follows Microsoft’s previous announcement that the company will support 3D gaming "as adoption grows".