Xbox 360: 3D gaming to be announced by Microsoft at E3?

Firmware update to gift the console full 3D HD gameplay

It seems the Xbox is finally about to step up to the 3D plate

Despite rumblings to the contrary (both form the public and in terms of sales figures), it seems as though 3D is here to stay… at least for a while. Microsoft is clearly in agreement, as reports have emerged stating that the company will unveil full 3D gaming for the Xbox 360 at E3 2011, which takes place next month.

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The Xbox is no stranger to 3D. Call of Duty Black Ops was available to play in stereoscopic 3D, albeit at a lower resolution. "The capability is there,” said Microsoft's Aaron Greenberg a few months ago.

“The question is whether or not the consumer demand is there. That's the unanswered question. We're not a consumer electronics company that's trying to sell 3DTVs, so we have the benefit of waiting until the market responds."

And apparently it has. The PS3 currently offers full HDMI 1.4 stereoscopic 3D that delivers 720p HD to each eye – a feat that nobody doubts the Xbox is capable of. The 3D rumours have been started by EuroGamer, who’s inside claims that "The machine is not only very capable; it's more capable than the PlayStation 3.” The update would come via firmware update and would be ready to go for anyone with a 3DTV and a compatible game.

Only time will tell as to whether 3D will be on Microsoft’s E3 agenda, but with its closest rival offering a superior service, it seems likely. T3 is heading off to LA for the annual gaming expo, so stay tuned for al the latest. Are you keen on 3D Gaming? Let us know on the T3 Twitter feed.