At the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, ATI's owner AMD shed some more light on its Open Stereo 3D Initiative. The company said it will partner with more companies on producing stereoscopic 3D solutions, while at the same time speeding up the adoption and lowering the cost of hardware. The solutions include 3D-enabled ATI Eyefinity technology for computers, 120Hz 3D-ready displays, as well as notebooks, active shutter glasses and passive polarized ones.
ATI also promises stereoscopic 3D support for DirectX 9, 10 and 11, quad-buffered OpenGL, and Blu-ray media. The attached slide reveals ATI partnered with DDD and iZ3D on 3D gaming middleware to help implement the technology, along with ArcSoft and CyberLink for Blu-ray 3D support on Windows PCs.
The graphics chip designer is also said to be establishing standards to help improve compatibility with existing hardware and help encourage other hardware makers to adopt the standard.
When ATI's Stereo 3D hardware comes out for sale wasn't officially revealed, but some hints indicate this summer will see initial shipments.