Freemium online game publisher Bigpoint plans to launch support for stereoscopic 3D graphics in select titles. This includes the games Toon Racer and Ruined Online, both set to launch in Spring 2011 and both developedinternally at Bigpoint’s Hamburg and San Francisco studios. Players won’t need to download any additional software or plug-ins to take advantage of the 3D visuals, though they will need to own hardware like a 3D monitor, 3D graphics card, 3D LC shutter glasses.
Both Toon Racer and Ruined Online were developed using a blend of Unity 3D and Bigpoint’s own Nebula engine. Bigpoint’s games already reach over 150 million registered users in 25 different languages. Bigpoint is adding 3D to the games because CEO Heiko Hubertz believes that 3D is the future of the entertainment industry. Hubertz wants Bigpoint to anticipate the trend by making browser-based games that support 3D visuals available well before most gamers own 3D hardware.
[via Worlds in Motion]
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