The 3DS tech doesn't "work very well at all" on big screens, as they're typically for a single viewer and have only a "small amount of depth".
“The only way at the moment of achieving high-definition, high quality 3D on a TV is via some form of glasses,” said Sony Worldwide Studio 3D boss Hocking.
"We need to filter the image to each eye."
"Our solution is the active glass solution on the BRAVIA. This is because we can deliver full-resolution frames, there’s no drop in resolution and we don’t get flicker in our glass solution either, so this, we think, is the best way of achieving the highest possible quality 3D experience on the TV,” he continued.
Glasses-free 3D tech can work wonders on small screens but “don’t work very well at all” on large HD TVs. It's Nintendo's fault for getting our hopes up.
"There are methods that are called autostereoscopic where you don’t require glasses, but these are limited in various ways. They only work for a typically single viewer, and they can only show a small amount of depth, so for very small screens they’re OK,” he said.
“And you scale them up to a big screen; they don’t work very well at all. There are no technologies at the moment to do glasses-free technology on TVs, and I don’t think that’s going to change for a while, actually, because any way you try and do it glasses-free on TV is incredibly complex."
“The cost would be very high, even if someone could develop it,” he said. Sony may look to update Home to a 3rd dimensional plane eventually but that's far off. "As the popularity of 3D grows, I think there would definitely be a possibility that we’d look at things like maybe 3D Home, maybe supporting 3D movie content,” commented Hocking.
"You know the wonderful thing about PlayStation 3 is that it’s upgradeable. We can upgrade the platform to support new types of content. We’ve already got games, we’ve got movies, Blu-ray movies coming soon and we’re going to support 3D photos pretty soon as well."
“So yes, it is possible in the future we will expand that and support more types of content. But there’s no commitment to it yet.” Does wearing glasses put you off 3D?