Sony Might Make Depth Slider for 3-D PS3 Games
One of the most underrated features in the Nintendo 3DS is the depth slider that can adjust the depth of 3-D images. Sony has recognized how important it is, though, and might be doing the same thing for PS3 games.
A Sony rep told gaming site Kotaku that the company might include a similar slider or switch in PS3 controllers so that users can adjust 3-D games to fit their needs.
The problem with 3-D games is that you need glasses to perceive 3-D content, and that's only if you can see 3-D in the first place. Many people can't. And even if you have the glasses, there are still sweet spots where the user must sit to get the best effect, and the images can still cause headaches.
All these problems mean that a slider to adjust 3-D depth would make 3-D games much more customizable for users. If someone wants to tone down the 3-D effect, they can adjust the depth of the image. And if glasses aren't available for all players, or a player gets frequent headaches from 3-D content, the slider can make the game revert to 2-D completely, making it operate like current games.
It sounds like a great idea, but for now it's only an option that Sony is aggressively studying. With the number of obstacles still to overcome for 3-D, an adjustable slider is the perfect way for Sony to keep betting heavily on 3-D without alienating some customers.
(From technewsdaily By Dan Hope)