Gears of War 3 will be viewable in stereoscopic 3D


Epic Games is weeks away from the launch of Gears of War 3 and more continues to be revealed. The latest is confirmation, via Eurogamer, that the game will include a stereoscopic 3D display mode for those who have one of the fancy, high-tech TVs.

“It felt like something we wanted to have. It was a feature we didn’t want to be deficient in. When you look at Gears 1, it was what people used to demo HD at the time,” executive producer Rod Fergusson said. “It’s still fledgling technology. It’s still a niche feature. But it was something we could support, so we felt, why not?”

The Xbox 360 doesn’t support the same HDMI 1.4 stereoscopic 3D that the PlayStation 3 does, resulting in a lower resolution than what you would see in a regular high-definition display. Fergusson admits that “it’s a little bit jaggier in certain areas” but that the difference is “not huge.”

“It was something that came in really late in our process. It wasn’t something where we said, OK, we’re going to design the game from the ground up for 3D. It was more of a post-process 3D, where we’re like, OK, certain things need to be adjusted, but for the most part it generally works.”