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Microsoft Xbox boss: We are not keen on 3D

October 20, 2021 | Matt Tran

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Microsoft Xbox boss: We are not keen on 3D

Microsoft’s head of worldwide studios Phil Spencer has been speaking about the new 3D integration with gaming and has said that the company are not that keen on it. In the next few weeks we will see games being pushed out on Xbox 360 that come with 3D support such as Call Of Duty: Black Ops.

Spencer has been talking to CNN and says “despite all the PS3 3D chatter, we’re just not that keen on 3D TV hardware yet”. A little contradictory? Microsoft has already signed an Xbox 360 3D deal with LG, who are one of the biggest 3D manufacturers so far. These comments are more likely an attack on Sony as they are also selling 3D TVs and are relying on these 3D games for their Playstation 3 and PS Move to generate more TV sales. Surely LG will not be impressed with Microsoft’s comments after their deal together. For more details see Electric Pig.

Spenser did however praise the Nintendo 3DS as it works without the need for those wretched glasses, he then went on to say 3D support is not top of his list of concerns. “For better or for worse, people just don’t really have TVs in their house right now that are going to do 3D in a way that’s going to work.” These are very strange comments coming from a senior member of an organization who prides themselves on technology and gaming.

What do you make of what Spencer has said? Do you agree with him or think 3D is a bad idea for gaming right now? Leave us all of your thoughts in the comments.

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