Microsoft has long dismissed Sony's 3D charge, preferring in recent months to hype Kinect as the Xbox's key differentiator. But now, the Redmond giant is set to announce full stereoscopic 3D for the 360, reveals Eurogamer. According to their source, it's the same effect utilized by the PS3; HDMI 1.4 stereoscopic 3D in the 1280x1470 twin 720p framebuffer configuration. Which means two 720p feeds shot into each eye.
Their source explains Microsoft is mulling the reveal as we speak. Not to mention, he or she claims the 360 is better-suited for outputting in 3D than Sony's console. "The machine is not only very capable, it's more capable than the PlayStation 3 of doing stereo, assuming you don't have one of the old crappy ones with the composite leads... assuming you have a HDMI Xbox". It's an interesting claim, as in terms of pure horsepower the PS3 is undoubtedly the lead console, albeit with complex and often difficult architecture demands.
"The bottleneck is more on the graphical throughput for rendering out in stereo," explains the source, who also addresses when Microsoft might decide to unveil the feature. "Microsoft is going to have to go on stage to say something, aren't they?" We'll keep an eye on this as it develops. [Eurogamer]