PS3 3D not 'mainstream' says Microsoft exec

Microsoft Studios boss unsure about Sony 3D gaming

3D gaming not being 'ignored' by Xbox 360-makers

Microsoft has claimed that 3D gaming on the PS3 is not 'mainstream' and that it creates a "weird disconnect" to players.

In an interview with CNN, Microsoft Studios boss Phil Spencer revealed the company's decision not to enter the 3D gaming market just yet commenting on the uncertainty about the future of 3D multiplayer action, "As an entertainment company, we're trying to do things that millions of people can go enjoy today."

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Spencer added, "And for better or for worse, people just don't really have TVs in their house right now that are going to do 3-D in a way that's going to work."

He continued to downplay PS3 3D gaming saying, "A bunch of people sitting around the living room wearing $150 glasses - I'm just not sure that's kind of mainstream today. Trying to get a bunch of people playing together in a room where not everybody sees the same thing ... is kind of a weird disconnect to me."

While Microsoft may not be so impressed by what Sony is doing on the 3D front, Spencer did have some nicer things to say about the Nintendo 3DS which offers glasses-free 3D gaming saying that he 'liked' the device, but had not spent much time with it.

According to reports earlier this year, Xbox 360 3D gaming was expected to launch soon in partnership with LG televisions, and while Microsoft has not joined Sony yet in the 3D gaming revolution, Spencer said it is a platform that is not being 'ignored'.

Link: CVG (Via CNN)