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Sony's already shown off some holographic demos privately, but the TVs to accommodate the tech is a ways off from being sold to the general public it seems:


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SCEE studio director Mick Hocking outlines the importance of 3D innovation to the future of PlayStation


The PS3 has led the way when it comes to 3D gaming on consoles - and new comments from Sony suggest that the PS3 could be about to take the lead in the still developing holographic sector.


Earlier this month US academics predicted that holographic TVs will be available to consumers within seven years.


3D on mobile devices, and other forms of 3D, are all possible and many companies are working on them right now, SCEE studio director Mick Hocking told sister site Develop.


We also have techniques like holographics for the PS3 that I think will be very interesting for the future 3D games.


Hocking went on to explain that the company is also exploring other options presented by 3D technology, such as the possibility of single-screen multiplayer.


In regards to that we have some new technology that we've shown to developers that uses 3D techniques, it allows two players to play full screen multi-player games but without each being able to see the others view, and they have been massively keen on them, he added.


There's lots to come. This isn't just about adding 3D to the PS3 - there's a whole wave of new technologies and techniques that make use of 3D and the 3D hardware that we can use to enhance our games with in the future.
It was also mentioned that at least 50 different 3D games are in development:


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Sony has revealed there are more than fifty titles currently in development that will give users the option of 3D.

Overall we have more than fifty titles currently being converted into 3D, and this number if growing fast, SCEE Studio Director, Mick Hocking said in an interview with Develop.


Furthermore, Sony is in the process of training third party developers on how to take advantage of the technology in their games, so that number should swell significantly over the next couple of years.
 

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Without holograms, Luke and Obi Wan wouldn't have joined the rebels to save Lei and the universe from the Empire. It can't be all that bad.
 

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Without holograms, Luke and Obi Wan wouldn't have joined the rebels to save Lei and the universe from the Empire. It can't be all that bad.

It's Leia, princess Leia!!!!
 

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Nitpick: Sony has demonstrated a volumetric display, but that's not quite the same as a holographic display. The former looks sort of like a glass cylinder sitting on a pedestal table, which you can walk around; the latter would be a flat screen like a conventional television.
 

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it can't be all that bad.

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