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Sony 'applying 3D' to over 20 internal games, more than 50 on the platform

Justin McElroy

If you're anything like us (read: too poor to afford a 3DTV), you've been hoping secretly that 3D would just go away and stop reminding you of that whole totally awesome dimension from which you've been excluded. If that's the way of things, Sony's showing no sympathy : The company says that over 50 3D games are in development for the PS3, 20 internally at Sony alone.

As SCEE studio director Mick Hocking told Develop: "Overall we have more than fifty titles currently being converted into 3D, and this number if growing fast. Some of them are massive names. That's a really, really good sign that the industry is behind our unique message that 3D is a key element in the future of home consoles."

It's an impressive figure, and it doesn't require as much of a sacrifice as you might think. Hocking also told Develop that adding 3D to game exacts a two-percent increase in production cost and time. That's compared to five percent from "sweet explosions" and a full seven percent from "well-rendered bleeding buttholes."

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