Insight Media, predicts the stereoscopic 3D market will grow to more than 40 million 3D-capable displays by 2014.
The 2009 Stereoscopic 3D Gaming Report is $5,000 and provides a thorough analysis of all aspects of 3D gaming and 3D display infrastructure. In addition to the forecasts, results of testing 24 3D games on three different 3D monitors are included in the 330-page report. For more information visit: http://www.insightmedia.info/reports/2009s3ddetails.php
A recent study by In-Stat, predicts mass adoption of Ultra HD TVs will stretch into the 2020s. Ultra HD comes in: 4K (3840×2160) 4x 1080p resolution; and 8K (7680×4320) 16x 1080p resolution. In-Stat also predicted:
40% of North American homes will have Ultra HD sets by 2025
28.2% of European homes will have Ultra HD sets by 2025
20 million Ultra HD sets will be shipped in North America by 2025
It will take 5-10 years before displays reach 5% of all homes
Broadcasters won’t begin offering Ultra HD content until 2017
A number of consumer-electronics manufacturers are already exploring the higher formats, and theatrical film makers are already producing 4K content for digital cinemas.
Digital cinemas are already exhibiting 4K content and creating infrastructure for 4K and 8K content
1080p and 3D content will become more widely distributed before Ultra HD arrives in the home
For game makers, this should give an idea of how much the art requirements are going to change on games such as Modern Warfare 6 and Grand Theft Auto 11 (ok that was a joke).
Home Media Magazine is reporting that an estimated 10% of US and Japanese Households will be 3D enabled by 2012. Europe is expected to reach 6% in the same timeframe.
3D is likely the next big thing and continues to gain popularity. Dreamworks and other studios have pledged that all of their future movies will be released in 3D format as well as the traditional format.
Gaming companies such as Blitz Game Studios in the UK are looking at 3D as a potential way to push the interactivity in games.