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PS3 3D will be 'limited', say Heavenly Sword dev

Tech won't have enough power until next generation of consoles, reckons Ninja Theory

Ninja Theory co-founder Tameem Antoniades has told CVG the current generation of consoles will be limited in their ability to produce stereoscopic 3D effects.

"The problem is that to do 3D properly you need to render 60 frames per second, per eye. And at least a 720p resolution [per eye]," said Antoniades during a recent interview with CVG.

"So in essence that's 1080p rendering at 120 frames per second, and the current generation can only process very rudimentary graphics at that spec," he explained, and that makes sense if you consider very few games run at 60fps, and even fewer at true 1080p due to processing restrictions.

"I think the technology's limited now, so you won't be able to play stuff that looks like Avatar - the movie - in 3D," he added, speaking of the planned 3D update for PS3 coming this summer.

"Every generation has to be at least five-to-ten times more powerful than the last, so I think we'll get there in the next generation. I think that will be totally revolutionary for games."

Right now though, you'll have to make do with the much simpler 3D offerings of Batman: Arkham Asylum Game of the Year Edition, which does 3D on any TV. Read our impressions of that here.

You can check out the full interview with Antoniades here.

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