Playing the game based on Terminator
director James Cameron
's next big thing, Avatar
, in full 3D
sure sounded like a neat
idea. After all, the movie itself is being shot to take advantage of the growing number of digital 3D cinemas popping up across the globe. Leave it to Ubisoft
prez Yves Guillemot
to get us all un-jazzed by revealing to GamesIndustry.biz
that the game will only be playable in 3D on certain HDTVs.
According to Guillemot, the technology used to 3D-ify Ubi's Avatar
game has been designed only for "a specific TV" and glasses that work with it. He goes on to say that the display is already available in the US. Could these TVs
and these glasses
be what he's referring to?
So ... no new TV, no Avatar
3D. Bummer. Though Guillemot has confirmed that the game will be playable in one less
"D" on that nice, big old style
HDTV you just spent your economic stimulus check on.