Sony Patents 3D Screensharing

3D is here to stay, yes, and maybe it’s not such a bad thing. Y’see, what this Sony patent promises is local co-op play which allows a player to use the entire screen without obscuring the view of other players. With this, you can say goodbye to a screen parted 4 ways–a is a terrible thing to experience even on 50 inch TVs.

How does it work? “Technically, as the stereoscopic 3D system used by Sony televisions use glasses with “shutters” synchronized with the television, blocking out half the frames for one eye and half the frames for the other, you can instead set the glasses to shut out half the frames completely, allowing the “missed” frames to show a completely different image to another set of glasses synchronized to those frames.”

You can read the patent in full, here.