No 3D plans in 2010 – EA Sports
In an exclusive interview with GamesIndustry.biz, Peter Moore, president of EA Sports, claimed there will be “nothing at all” coming from their studios popping out from your screen in 2010.
Despite writing 3D off for the time being, Moore does suggest that Sony’s eagerness to be the pioneers in 3D gaming means that EA will have no choice but to confront the technology at some point in future.
“You’ve rightly pointed out that, from Howard Stringer down, Sony has made it a strategic imperative for the company. And when Sony does something of that nature then we as a company need to sit up and take notice”
“But believe me there’s nothing going on right now that would say I’m ready to demo a 3D sports game. Nothing at all.”
Moore’s reservations are understandable as, despite vigorous efforts from Sony and Hollywood to introduce 3D, it’s highly unlikely that it’ll reach the mass market in 2010 with the pricing point for 3D televisions still too high for the average consumer. If 3D does hit the mainstream, we suggest Moore’s attitude towards the technology will change. FIFA 13 in 3D maybe?
Elsewhere in the interview, Moore showed that he isn’t completely adverse to new technology by showing his support for motion controls.
“We’re getting in sync with Sony’s motion controller and Project Natal with what Sony and Microsoft want to do with their publishing partners, so stay tuned for further information on that as we get closer to the date.”
“And as you can imagine, EA being EA we’re going to have our core intellectual property represented in some shape of fashion on those platforms.”
By the sounds of things, EA Sports are the latest major 3rd party publisher to show support for the Motion Controller.
Capcom have already pledged their support by promising to utilise the controller in Resident Evil: Director’s Cut.