Fils-Aime: Next Home Console Unlikely to be 3D
Posted by Trevor Chan
Are you bothered?
Nintendo's taken handheld gaming by the ankles and slung it into the 3D pool, so it's long been a question whether the successor to the Wii will also be capable of pumping out 3D visuals too. According to the president of Nintendo of America Reggie Fils-Aime, it doesn't look likely.
Speaking to CNN, 3DS producer Hideki Konno spoke about Nintendo's efforts in 3D gaming experimentation and the position the company is in right now:
We've never actually stopped looking at 3-D as a viable product... And it just so happens that the technology in the marketplace now coincides with what we wanted to do. So actually, it was just very fortuitous timing... I think at Nintendo, we realize that any sort of goggle-type 3-D technology was not going to work... In order to make 3-D technology viable with video games, we thought we needed to have glasses-free 3-D.
Will that also translate into home console gaming? According to Fils-Aime, it's unlikely:
Glasses-free is a big deal... We've not said publicly what the next thing for us will be in the home console space, but based on what we've learned on 3-D, likely, that won't be it.
Whatever features the next home console will have, you can bet on it surprising you. That's the plan, anyway.