“Discussions with Sony regarding 3D” began over three years ago, says Yamauchi

Friday, 18th June 2010 22:44 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


Kazunori Yamauchi has said that the discussions with Sony about implementing 3D tech into Gran Turismo 5 began “more than three years ago”.

Speaking in an interview over the US PS Blog, Yamauchi said that the 3D feature was almost complete about two years ago, and because it runs at 60fps, it wasn’t that hard to do.

“The 3D feature was almost complete two years ago, actually,” he said. “We could see that it was in that natural flow of technology and where things were heading.

“Discussions with Sony regarding 3D technology began more than three years ago. More recently we have spoken with Evolution Studios, who have put a lot of work into stereoscopic 3D, about things like video formats.

“Because Gran Turismo 5 is built to run at 60 frames per second it was easy for us to implement 3D.

“It’s quite difficult to convert a game that runs at 30 frames per second to 3D.”

Maybe that’s what took so long. Maybe.

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GT5 is slated for release on November 2 in the US. No date for Europe just yet.



  1. Yoshi

    So maybe this is one of many reasons why GT5 was delayed?

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Erthazus

    @1 “The 3D feature was almost complete two years ago, actually,”

    I think not. + game is running 60 frames per second, there are no difficulties at all to make 3D to the game. 2-4 months at max

    #2 4 years ago
  3. onlineatron

    According to some articles I’ve seen on Kotaku and IGN, ‘Motorstorm: Apocalypse’ has the most impressive 3D effects in Sony’s initiative.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. onlineatron

    Also, GiantBomb’s Jeff Gerstmann has said that the new Mortal Kombay game, when running in 3D, is running at 120fps. I think he attributed it to the game running in 60fps in 2D and 3D adding an extra image, doubling the hertz.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Stephany Nunneley

    @2 I think he was being sarcastic like I was :)

    #5 4 years ago
  6. ExclusivesMostly

    @Steph: Agreed!

    #6 4 years ago
  7. nike-dealers

    I’m also agree! Cheap Air Max + 2 Fall 2010

    #7 4 years ago

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