Disney Embraces Stereoscopic Gaming

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In line with its increasing tendency to release films theatrically in stereoscopic 3D projection, Disney plans to adopt the technology to its video games, starting with two titles releasing in the coming months.

Eurocom’s G-Force, adapted from the animated film of the same name, and Papaya Studio’s Toy Story Mania!, based on the Disney theme park attraction, will each feature an option for stereoscopic 3D graphics and will include two pairs of anaglyphic 3D graphics.

“Three-dimensional technology drives the future of entertainment and Disney Interactive Studios is leading the way in video games,” said Disney Interactive Studios technology VP Brian Leake. “The stereoscopic 3-D innovation in G-Force and Toy Story Mania! adds to the already fun video game experiences for a wide audience and extends the gameplay by creating entirely new options for players.”

The publisher employed Disney 3D technology supervisor Rob Neuman to consult on the 3D implementation in the two games.

Said Neuman in the announcement, “The dawn of three-dimensional technology in films has taken over the Cineplex and it’s obvious that video games are the next medium to see this trend.”

G-Force will release for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 next month, and Toy Story Mania! will release for Wii this fall.

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