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James Cameron’s Avatar: The Game HD Trailer

August 22nd, 2009 · 3 Comments · Stereo 3D Games

After the official movie trailer now comes the game trailer too, this one if for the Xbox 360 version, but the PC version should not be very different than what you see above. It certainly looks very promising, especially for all the S3D fans out there expecting to be able to play the game with their Stereoscopic 3D setups, but it seems that you should not get too exited yet. I’ve found out an interesting bit of information in Joystiq’s first hand impressions:

Ubisoft compares Avatar’s 3-D display option (not available in the PC version; HDMI required) to digital surround sound. It enhances the gameplay experience, but isn’t required — good thing, since chances are you don’t own a 3-D stereoscopic television. Of course, Ubisoft does have a few of the newfangled sets in its possession and sat me down in front of one, passing over a pair of 3-D glasses (also required, but not bundled with the game) as a developer plodded through a few short in-game scenarios. The immediate 3-D effect is exciting — it’s both retro and futuristic — but by the end of the preview, I did feel a tinge of dizziness. It’s not so much that the game is constantly propelling objects out of the screen than it is creating layers in the environment that your character appears to be ever progressing into.

And so it seems all the PC users won’t be getting Stereo 3D support for the game, WTF? The S3D option will be available only for console users (Xbox 360 and PS3) that also have a 3D compatible TV set and nobody else, this is plain stupidity if you ask me, because the S3D PC community is much, much bigger and more prepared and experienced in terms of S3D. So who is to blame this time, Ubisoft or James Cameron, or… we all had high hopes for James Cameron’s Avatar: The Game, but in the end it might just turn out to be a big disappointment. Still if the game has been designed to be Stereoscopic 3D compatible (the PC version I mean) we should be able to get good results when playing with Nvidia’s GeForce 3D Vision setups at least, but who knows… we have to wait and see how things will turn out.

You can get the full game Avatar here if you don’t have it yet…

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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Martin Andersson // Aug 22, 2009 at 15:58

    Yeah, a HUGE disapointment.

  • 2 Craylon // Aug 22, 2009 at 18:02

    yep lets wait and see.
    for any kind of s3d experience, be it xbox or pc the basics like no billboards, correct object placement and so forth should be the same. so im keeping my fingers crossed that it should work with the 3d vision setting on the pc.
    whats more interesting for me is why they just don’t get together with nvidia and hype their game with it. i mean avatar is the s3d event this year so there must be some strange licensing/ political stuff behind the scene that the game isnt a love marriage between ubisoft and nvidia (conspiracy theories any1 ???)

  • 3 Bloody // Aug 22, 2009 at 19:34

    They are probably disappointed of RE5 being the first 3D Vision optimized game… :P

    They can for instance just do a crappy port of the Xbox 360 version of the game, with an awful engine for PC and ruin all of the S3D work done on the console versions of the game. But we’ll probably have to wait more and see…

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