Gamescom: 3D focus for Rocksteady and Sony

If one type of 3D just wasn’t enough, Rocksteady have you covered. The developer of the upcoming sequel to Arkham Asylum have announced that they’ll make sure whatever kit you’re rocking, you can enjoy 3D.

Of course, there will be regular old stereoscopic 3D, probably your best option in terms of quality. However, if you decide to play Arkham City on a PC, NVidia 3D Vision will be supported.

But what about those gamers with out any cutting-edge tech? Well, get out your red & blue glasses, because you too can see Bats in three dimensions. That’s right: anaglyphic is making a comeback…maybe.

No, but seriously, it’s nice to see a developer making an effort and including features to suit all audiences. They must have had some positive feedback from the GOTY edition of it’s predecessor, to be making this decision.

Also on the three-dimensional front, Sony released details on European pricing for its new 3DTV and, once again, we are being ripped off. $499 in the US and 499Euros (which will no doubt end up as £499). It’s quite disappointing to see seemingly no currency conversion has taken place on PlayStation products once again – PS3 and PSVita also have identical prices across the board.

The PlayStation branded display, revealed at this year’s E3, is supposed to be a low-budget option that allows gamers to take full advantage of their PS3‘s capabilities without taking out a second mortgage.

On the other hand, screens of 40+inches and with decent features are available for around £600 (~$980) in the UK at least, so why would anyone pay £500 (~$820) for a 24-inch screen? I think this one could be a tough sell for Sony.

Away from pricing, it was revealed that North America would be getting a MotorStorm bundle, added to the Resistance bundle that was talked about at the E3 conference.

Written by Raj Mahil

Game collector. Journalism graduate. Batman addict. Movie goer. WWE nut. Sports obsessive. Arsenal fan. Sub-Editor.

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  • Matthew Burton

    Good post. Will have to try out some old red blue glasses at least once for laughs. Crazy playstation price conversions for Europe yet again are really turning me off them. Following you on twitter now Raj, pity you support such a terrible football team, they are doomed to mid table this season.

    • Raj S.M.

      in my lifetime, i’ve seen my team win 3 league titles, 4 fa cups, only team ever to go a whole season unbeaten, get to a champions league final, move to the best stadium in europe, play fantastic football and have countless memories from great matches. yeah, really terrible…

      on to the gaming though, which is what i’d prefer to stick to on here, yes the prices are ridiculous. to be fair, it’s not just sony (apple comes to mind, among others), but with playstation products it is especially noticable.

      i’ll definitely be getting vita next time i got to america or canada, because £250 is a joke. haven’t checked the exchange rates recently, but a few months back i know for certain that would be nigh on $400.

      when i got my ps3 it was exactly the same situation – i bought for around $375 and it was £375 back home at the time…

      • Anonymous

        Yeah looking at picking one up from the US myself, try to get out there at least once a year so if it’s timed well I may well pick up one from there.  Do they think we’re all rich over here? 

      • Anonymous

        Can you state the conversions….I don’t live in the UK/Europe, so I don’t know.

        • Raj S.M.

          In terms of the TV, £500 is over $800 so you can see there’s a pretty hefty difference.

          As for PS3/PSV, £250 is just over $400.

          Also, I’m going to edit the post to make sure I put USD after any GBP to make it easier from now on.

          • Anonymous

            Thanks man.

  • Anonymous

    Well it might be a hard sell for the UK and Europe, Americans will eye this like a hawk…at least Sony fanboys.