Gears of War 3 gets stereoscopic 3D mode

If you thought Marcus Fenix and the rest of Delta Squad were frightening before, wait until you see them bursting out of the screen in stereoscopic 3D. Executive Producer Rod Fergusson confirmed that Gears of War 3 will include the eye-popping visual mode in an interview with Eurogamer.

“We asked, could we do it? It felt like something we wanted to have. It was a feature we didn’t want to be deficient in. […] It’s still fledgling technology,” Fergusson said. “It’s still a niche feature. But it was something we could support, so we felt, why not?”

Sadly, this means that Gears of War 3’s visuals will have to be rendered at a sub-720p resolution. Fergusson delivered the bad news himself: “It’s a little bit jaggier in certain areas. Instead of 720p you’re at five something.”

But fear not Xbox 360 owners, Fergusson used the same interview to reveal that “full” 720p stereoscopic 3D support is coming to the console sometime in the future. But obviously not before GoW3’s September 20 release date.

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