During an interview with GamesIndustry.biz, Epic Games' Mark Rein says that Ubisoft's announcement to use stereoscopic technology in games isn't so clever.
Ubisoft plan to make a 3D game adaptation of James Cameron's 3D film Avatar, scheduled to screen next year. Getting a 3D monitor is the problem, "that's a big accessory" says Rein.
When asked will Epic's Unreal Engine support 3D games technology in the future he said it "does already."
"I have a 3D monitor sitting in my office and stereoscopic has worked on Unreal for a long time. In fact one of the guys pushing stereoscopic sent me the monitor, he said "Your games are great on these monitors," so he sent me one," Rein continued.
"So Unreal works fine on stereoscopic, it's just you've got to change out your screens to use it - that's a big accessory."
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