Pricey 3D glasses are an obstacle, and highly doubts they're "mainstream today", describing it as a "weird disconnect". Won't ignore tech.
"We're trying to do things that millions of people can go enjoy today. And for better or for worse, people just don't really have TVs in their house right now that are going to do 3D in a way that's going to work," said Spencer, corporate VP of Microsoft Game Studios.
"As a corporate mandate, I don't need to sell you a new TV. That's not part of my business model," he said. "Other companies maybe have that part of their business model. I don't." This refers to Sony pushing 3D as 'must have' as they have TVs to sell.
"A bunch of people sitting around the living room wearing $150 glasses," he mulled, "I'm just not sure that's mainstream today." According to a recent survey a lot more people than previously thought are open to wearing 3D specs for 3D gaming.
"Trying to get a bunch of people playing together in a room where not everybody sees the same thing ... is a weird disconnect to me," continued Spencer. Xbox 360 Batman: Arkham Asylum was in fact re-released to support 3D gaming. What about that?
"It felt a little more like a science experiment than something that's going to go touch millions of people," said the Microsoft boss. The corporate giant certainly won't snub the tech outright as "it is something that will play a role in entertainment" in the future.