CES ’11: Glasses-free 3D gaming from Toshiba in 2011

By on January 6, 2011

Toshiba shows off their huge glasses-free 3D TVs, plays Final Fantasy XIII.

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Last year at E3, Nintendo unveiled its glasses-free 3D handheld the Nintendo 3DS, when that reveal occurred, many speculated how its about a matter of time before we start dealing with 3D gaming on a full scale television.

However, most doubted that we’ll start experiencing with that technology pretty soon. Skeptics already implied that producing 3D images without wearing special glasses is unlikely to happen, except with small devices like the Nintendo 3DS and so.

Apparently Toshiba was doing much more than being skeptical, they already brought down the technology to big screen TVs at this years Consumer Electronics Show. According to a report by ripten, Toshiba was showing huge 56-inch HD TV sets at CES playing Final Fantasy XIII in 3D. Yes,a 3D effect without wearing glasses. Toshiba even claimed that whatever displayed on the screen will be up-converted to 3D, which means you don’t have to view content or play games developed specifically to be seen in 3D.

Toshiba is presenting those prototype 3D, 56-inch and 65-inch HD TVs playing the cinematics from Final Fantasy XIII. Whats even more shocking is that these TVs will be available in the market pretty soon this year. According to Toshiba Corp, selling large screen, glasses-free 3D television sets in fiscal 2011, and they’ll start marketing the groundbreaking devices beyond its home turf of Japan.

Does this mean that the whole marketed 3D-glasses televisions will soon be obsolete? Pretty much if the quality described by the ripten.com author is as “brilliant” as he said, and considering that you don’t have to wear expensive stupid looking glasses to enjoy 3D, it seems like whoever purchased a 3D television did waste his money. As for now we’ll have to wait and see.

The International CES is the world’s largest consumer technology tradeshow, it runs all week long till January 9, and is currently being held in Las Vegas.


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