by David Sanchez on July 12, 2012 @ 2:50 pm
Nintendo President Satoru Iwata recently spoke to The Independent and gave his thoughts on stereoscopic 3D graphics. While the Big N’s head honcho did say that visual design is an important element of gaming, he also explained that graphics aren’t the most important aspect of a game. He then went on to say that while 3D may be incorporated into future Nintendo hardware, it won’t necessarily be the main selling point.
“But I think it’s an important element, it makes graphics more impactful, it proves a sense of immersion that 2D doesn’t have, so I would say generally that 3D is better than 2D,” said Iwata. “It’s nice to have good graphics but not necessarily on their own, so I don’t think we’ll present [3D graphics] as one of the key features of our consoles but will probably stick with 3D as one of the minor elements of our consoles in the future. ”
While 3D was something that frequently popped up over the past couple of years, I don’t think it has ever really picked up; there hasn’t been this widespread 3D boom. Instead, it’s a nice visual trick that’s cool and all, but I wouldn’t say it should ever be the focal point of any video game. Nintendo took a risk with the 3DS, but it seems as though the 3D is less important than the software lineup. Really, could we expect anything else?
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