Today, Senior Director of SCEE Mike Hocking told Develop magazine that Sony is currently converting over 50 games to 3D. He went on to add that it provides very little load on the system and only takes an average of 3ms of added GPU processing time, apparently not realizing that TVs with 2ms response time are pretty much standard.
Last year James Cameron’s Avatar took the world by bright, blue storm and gave TV manufacturers a new excuse to raise prices. Then, the Clash of the Titans remake came along with its post-production 3D, and made everyone hate the third dimension all over again. The difference between the two was that Avatar was filmed in 3D and Clash had it added after filming had wrapped. While film and game are very different and most games these days are made with a 3D perspective, one can’t help but think that the 50+ games Hocking mentioned (and any other games ported to 3D) might simply end up as shovelware. On the other hand, Zaxxon 3D for the Sega Master System was easily the best game of all time.