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Xbox 360 is "fully 3D capable"

"As consumer interest for 3D grows, we'll grow with it," says MS

Xbox 360 is "fully 3D capable", claims Xbox product manager, Aaron Greenberg.

Speaking to G4TV at CES last week - no-doubt surrounded by an army of 3D-enabled televisions and indeed, PlayStation 3 games arriving this year - Greenberg said, "as consumer interest for 3D grows, we'll grow with it.

"From the technical standpoint, we are fully 3D capable. We have 3D games running today," he added. "I think right now we're unsure what level of interest there is from consumers to really want a 3D experience in the living room. Many, many years from now when it becomes a reality, we absolutely can support it, we do support it today. If developers want to make more 3D games, they can."

Greenberg made reference to '3D' XBLA game Scrap Metal, which uses old 3D glasses tech rather than the new breed used in films such as Avatar.

Unexpectedly, the Xbox man would rather see developers experimenting with technology such as Natal: "I think 3D is a great experience in the theater and I thought Avatar was fantastic, but there's a lot of challenges about 3D in the living room," he said.

"I don't know about you, but when I play games or watch TV, I've got my phone, I've got all kinds of things going on. I get up, I get down, I'm looking outside at the weather and it's...I'm not in a dark theater, wearing glasses, staring at a screen. I think it's just a different environment."

Frankly, after playing Arkham Asylum and Resident Evil 5 on PC in 3D, we absolutely demand our console games jump on board this summer (and rubbish red and blue specs don't count).

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