Toshiba showing Halo Reach in 3D at gamescom

Thursday, 19 August 2010 13:08 GMT By Joe Anderson


Update: Apparently, this was a marketing gimmick by Toshiba. Read on for more details.

Original: Halo Reach is at gamescom, and being shown off in 3D.

As you can see from the shot above and the others here, users at the conference in Cologne can test out Halo Reach in stereoscopic 3D.

There has never been any confirmation that Halo Reach would support 3D, so this may just be the company’s way of saying, “it can be done.” Or not. We’ll find out more on this.

Halo Reach launches worldwide on September 14.


While we couldn’t get any definitive word on this, but thankfully, Eurogamer spoke with Bungie at gamescom and found out Toshiba was using Reach as a way for folks to check out their line of 3D television sets.

“It’s actually got nothing to do with us,” Bungie’s Brian Jarrard told Eurogamer. “It’s a Toshiba TV demo in the booth. It’s actually for their TV hardware. It’s got nothing to do with Xbox or the game itself.

“I heard the same thing and I was shocked. Apparently there’s a sign that says ‘Experience Reach in 3D.’ I was like, ‘Wait… There is? What?’

“Apparently it’s just an off the shelf TV set that supports 3D with glasses and they’re running a Reach trailer for people. So there you go.

“It’s just video playback with 3D glasses to emulate this TV’s ability to upscale to 3D. It’s a little misleading. It terrified us when we heard about it. We don’t have any control over it.

“That’s all it is. It’s just a little bit of a grab your attention marketing tactic. I can assure you there is no 3D-enabled build. We don’t have any specific support for anything like that in our game.”

So there ya go.