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A New Era of Stereo 3D Gaming: Why and How (presented by Acer)

Jim Chou  (SpatialLabs Product Manager, Acer)

Location: GDC Industry Stage, Expo Floor, South Hall

Date: Wednesday, March 22

Time: 11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass, Summits Pass, Expo Pass, Audio Pass, Independent Games Summit Pass

Topic: Visual Arts

Format: Sponsored Session

Vault Recording: Video

Audience Level: All

Acer SpatialLabs TrueGame unleashes the power of stereoscopic 3D to bring gamers ever closer to the immersive experience that game developers envisioned and intended to deliver. Games truly come to life when the world is rendered with real depth and objects can be seen as if right in front of our eyes and within our grasp. Today's top hits, yesterday's classics, and many other games from your library can be re-experienced on SpatialLabs TrueGame.

This talk begins with a brief history of the origins of stereo 3D gaming; the hardware and software challenges met for widespread adoption, and how Acer, through SpatialLabs devices and SpatialLabs TrueGame, is now able to deliver an uncompromised and unprecedented stereo 3D gaming experience.

While many our familiar with similiar technologies such as VR, this talk will cover the tradeoffs involved in each medium and how glasses-free 3D finds its own place in the growing medium of immersive technologies.


A perfect storm of software and hardware innovation in stereoscopic 3D gaming is happening. SpatialLabs TrueGame pushes the envelope of the 3D gaming experience by adding full geometric 3D and unleashes the power of stereoscopic 3D technology, allowing users to enjoy traditional PC games at unparalleled levels of immersion.

Intended Audience

Game developers, studios, publishers and stereo 3D gaming enthusiasts are invited to join the journey and see how as a group we can make the stereo 3D gaming ecosystem thrive.