Sony announced this week that it will be releasing 3D television sets by the end of next year.
CEO Howard Stringer said, "“3D is clearly on its way to the mass market. As with high-definition a few years back, there are a variety of issues yet to be addressed. But the 3D train is on the track and we at Sony are ready to drive it home.”
3D, obviously, isn't new, and there have been many attempts at 3D games in the past. So the bigger question here is - how good will the games be? It'll be interesting to see how Sony - and third party developers - approach this. At the same time, Microsoft is preparing to release Project Natal, a game-changing motion capture camera. So...2010 is shaping up to be a compelling year for electronic entertainment, and could redefine what videogames can be.
David Kushner is the author of many books, including Masters of Doom, Jonny Magic & the Card Shark Kids, Levittown, The Bones of Marianna, and Alligator Candy. A contributing editor of Rolling Stone, he has written for publications including The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Wired, and The New York Times Magazine.