3D Video Chat Is a Possibility on the 3DS
CEO Saturo Iwata on the future of the company’s new 3DS console.
Iwata sat down with Forbes at E3 to talk primarily about the 3DS.
“People are going to be able to navigate more easily throughout the game world with 3-D,” Iwata said. For example, playing the “Star Fox 64” space shooter title on the 3DS “you can more easily fly through the floating rings because you can more precisely comprehend the distance between you and the rings,” he said.
The 3DS is not only able to display games in 3-D, but also movies. Nintendo showed off a few trailers of 3-D movies such as How To Train Your Dragon on the 3DS. Iwata said he’s eager to partner with Hollywood studios to get movies onto its system.
While Nintendo announced a number of details about the 3DS, the launch date and price haven’t been set yet. Iwata hinted, however, that these details will be announced soon, along with more 3DS features.
“Technologically speaking, a variety of different things are possible with the 3DS, for example, 3-D video chat,” Iwata said.