Gears of War 3 locks and loads stereoscopic 3D

Xbox 360 gamers who like their cover waist-high and take advantage of niche technology will have cause to celebrate on September 20, as developer Epic has confirmed that Gears of War 3 will support stereoscopic 3D.

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As the September 20 launch of Gears of War 3 approaches, Epic Games has revealed a feature that'll thrill positively dozens of players. Gears 3 will support stereoscopic 3D for those armed with an appropriate television, the developer confirmed.

"It's still fledgling technology. It's still a niche feature. But it was something we could support, so we felt, why not?"

"It felt like something we wanted to have," executive producer Rod Fergusson told Eurogamer. It was a feature we didn't want to be deficient in. When you look at Gears 1, it was what people used to demo HD at the time."

Due to current limitations of the Xbox 360, Gears 3 won't run 3D at full resolution. "Instead of 720p you're at five something," Fergusson explained. He noted, "It's a little bit jaggier in certain areas," but claimed the difference is "not huge."

That'll change in the future, though. Fergusson confirmed reports that the Xbox 360 will get support for 720p 3D in both eyes with an upcoming Xbox Development Kit update.

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    August 15, 2011 10:30 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Gears of War 3 locks and loads stereoscopic 3D.

    Xbox 360 gamers who like their cover waist-high and take advantage of niche technology will have cause to celebrate on September 20, as developer Epic has confirmed that Gears of War 3 will support stereoscopic 3D.

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      August 15, 2011 10:32 AM

      Awesome I will definitely try this one time and then never use it again!

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      August 15, 2011 10:35 AM

      Still waiting on GoW2 for PC..................

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        August 15, 2011 11:52 AM

        God Damn this is me to. Bastards, cutting out us PC gamers. The PC version of Gears 1 was awesome.

        And while you're at it, make Halo 3 on PC too fokkers!

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          August 15, 2011 12:44 PM

          Yeah gears for PC ran great for me and my friend and even (bite me tongue) GFWL worked well with it.

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      August 15, 2011 10:39 AM

      Cool, well the current Unreal Engine 3 supports it so why not add it.

      Bring GOW 2 & 3 to the PC, thanks.

      Come on, show us how that support for multiple platforms in Unreal Engine 3 is so great.

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      August 15, 2011 11:39 AM

      That is a sweet pic.

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      August 15, 2011 11:48 AM

      for both eyes? cool

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      August 15, 2011 12:49 PM

      It's like the cover is coming right at me!