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Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Bethesda Director shows no love for 3D

Fans of the Elder Scrolls series are always looking for more news related to one of the most anticipated games scheduled for release in 2011, Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, recently Bethesda’s Director, Todd Howard, publicly addressed his disapproval of 3D gaming.

According to Computer and Video Games, Todd Howard was recently interviewed by PSM3 magazine where they popped the question, asking if he was interested in 3D technnology. Howard, of course responded rather negatively.

“Honestly, I couldn’t care less – having to wear those glasses! I’m not a 3D fan. It ruins the image for me,” he said. Howard then continues to say that all he wants from a game’s graphics is “clarity.” PSM3 go on to talk about the future of 3D in games, and ask if he thinks it will stick around for the long run. “I think everyone’s going to keep trying,” he said. “But I’m not sure.”

This opens up the debate, is 3D a worthwhile technology to pour into computer games? The technology has found a home at most modern day cinema’s with films and production companies all jumping on the bandwagon, but speaking personally, all 3D films are not as good as they could be. Avatar, and Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon amongst many others show off the technology quite beautifully, but when used in the gaming world, it opens up a new can of worms.

So far, most 3D reviews have been positive, but 3D is still in a state of flux. It is not considered ‘the norm,’ and many think it will be a few years before 3D gaming becomes a part of everyday life, just like HD has slowly found a place in most homes around the modern world.

But what do you think of 3D gaming? Obviously Bethesda’s Todd Howard is not ready to embrace it, but we all know that Sony are trying to push 3D to its maximum capacity. So will it just be a matter of time before 3D becomes standard?

It is already rumored that next-gen consoles such as the Xbox 720 and PS4 will come with 3D technology as boxed, but will you take to it? The only real hindrance of 3D technology these days is that over exposure could make it uncomfortable, and be hard on the eyes. Plus, who wants to wear silly glasses all the time?

We would like to hear your views regarding 3D gaming, so if you have anything to contribute, please feel free to post in our comments section below.

Do you think Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim would be better in 3D?

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Written by Jamie Pert

Jamie has a background in computer repairs and maintenance along with network administration, he now enjoys utilizing the benefits of new technologies and enjoys writing about anything that brings new technology to the world.

He began writing for Product Reviews in mid 2009 and has since expanded his knowledge across a wide-base of devices, he is looking to get more hands-on experience with new devices to gain a better understanding of the latest and greatest technologies.

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