The digital gaming revolution has begun as 3D has sunk its fangs into console game. With 3D television hitting the market, 3D video games are on the way. At the Sony E3 2010 Keynote Address, it was announced that Tron Evolution, Killzone 3, Gran Turismo 5, and other video games will be in 3D exclusively on the PlayStation 3. Tron Evolution is still set to come out on PC and Xbox 360, but if you want to play it in 3D, you’ll need a PS3, a 3DTV, and the special 3D glasses that come with the TV. They’re not the normal glasses you’d get in a movie theater, so I don’t know if those kind of 3D glasses will even work.
I recently went to my local Sony Store and while I was there they had a 3DTV on display. There weren’t any games to play, but they showed footage from Little Big Planet and Wipeout in 3D. It looked incredible, especially Wipeout. Obviously, Tron Evolution is a game that sounds perfect for 3D. The game is set for release at the end of the year, around the same time that Tron Legacy (also in 3D) hits theaters. Check out the banners and the teaser trailer for Tron Evolution after the jump along with a list of other PlayStation 3 games that will be in 3D. [Update: We've added the press release from Sony after the jump]
If you haven’t seen the short Logorama, which won the Oscar for Best Animated Short Sunday, you’re doing yourself a disservice. Francois Alaux and Herve de Crecy, the directors behind the short are now in contract to create a 20 minute film based on the newest Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon video game. THR is reporting that the film will act as a prequel to the newest game titled Ghost Recon: Future Soldiers, which is due out this holiday season. The film is being written by Children of Men scribe Tim Sexton and produced by Ridley Scott’s production company RSA, with a budget of 8-10 million dollars.
This isn’t the first time that video game developer Ubisoft has had a short film made for a game. In late 2009 we saw the game Assassin’s Creed 2′s release come with the short film Assassins Creed: Lineage. The film was split up into 3 parts and released on YouTube (which can be found here) and later released as a television event on Spike. It’s safe to assume a similar situation will arise here.
Logorama was my favorite of all the animated shorts from Sunday’s nominees, and I’m incredibly excited to see what these new directors are going to do with this franchise. If you haven’t already done so, please sit down and watch the gem that is Logorama. It doesn’t disappoint.