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Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot has said that Ubisoft will be making old-fashioned 3D games which require stereoscopic glasses, as well as well as moving on to create CGI films, books and a new TV series.

Speaking to GI.biz at Ubidays 2008, Guillemot said that the Movie tie-in game of Avatar will be the companies first attempt at creating some stereoscopic gameplay, but that the game will require specific monitors in order to work.

"The deal is to build a 3D experience on top of the normal experience. Avatar will have both. It's with glasses on a specific TV. I've seen it, it's amazing," Guillemot said.

"No. It doesn't work on normal TVs. It means we will see an evolution on the TV. They are already in Best Buy in the US. You can already buy these TVs."

The Ubisoft boss also said that he wanted the company to move towards making computer generated movies too and that although the first films would be produced externally, he would hope to change that in the future.

Guillemot then confirmed that this isn't all he has planned for the French publisher either - the company is already working on a line of books and a small television series, though he wouldn't go into further details.



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post #2 of 17
So you have to buy a specific kind of TV to even play the game?
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Bring out yer popcorn and 3D-glasses cuz we are dining in hell
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i bet that this is just an added feature to existing tech/game dev, and not required for game play. Just an option if you so choose, and have the required hardware to run the game...

If this takes off, I'm sure that whatever monitor requirements will be added into the general monitor markets...

i am going to guess, that a 3D capable mouse would also be needed?? Having a 3D environment, "simulated" or not, i would think your peripherals would also have to support this extra dimension... Just a guess though...
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lame.. special tv's..
    
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didn't they do the same thing in trackmania without the need for a special tv?

I've seen it with the option turned on... but it's not like I had an extra pair of red and blues to try it out.
    
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Eh? ofcourse you don't need a special kind of TV o.o
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I hope they make improvements to the rendering over traditional 3D stuff, because even with stereoscopic glasses things are fuzzy around the edges.
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Eh? ofcourse you don't need a special kind of TV o.o
I'm pretty sure this technology does not work on conventional TV's.. This isn't your 80's theme park 3D tech.. It's the tech they used to make Beowulf 3D, which made retro 3d tech look comical.
    
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I'm pretty sure this technology does not work on conventional TV's.. This isn't your 80's theme park 3D tech.. It's the tech they used to make Beowulf 3D, which made retro 3d tech look comical.
Nvidia has released similar 3D drivers in the past. I see no reason why a special TV would be needed when the display driver and/or programming should be able to do it. We aren't talking about holographic projections here; just a simple tricking of the mind into thinking there is depth of field on the screen.
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