E3 2010: RealD Shows Off 3D Gaming on the HDTV with RealD Unreal Tournament 3

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RealD, which is one of the big providers of 3D tech in the cinematic space, has decided to go after the consumer as 3D becomes the new ‘must-have’ technology for 2010. At E3 2010 this week, the company plans on showcasing their new 3D tech for the home with a modified version of Unreal Tournament 3.

Said Steve Shannon, Executive Vice President of RealD’s Consumer Electronics division:

“We chose Unreal Engine 3 as our first go-to-market platform because of its tremendous flexibility and popularity. The UE3 community includes some of the most progressive developers in the world, and we look forward to engaging them to take gaming to new heights with 3D.”

While the versions being shown off at E3 this upcoming week reportedly concentrate on the living room space with current generation gaming consoles, the company isn’t stopping there.  RealD says that their 3D gaming technology, which adds to the programming toolkit options for head tracking and auto camera movement, can be integrated with any game or gaming engine, which includes desktop and notebook PCs.

One of the cooler tricks RealD has up their sleeves is real-time, not pre-rendered, 3D modulation, which allows for the three-dimensional aspect of a scene to change across the entire depth-of-field as viewing angles or entire scenes change.

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