LG announces Worlds First 3D Game Conversion Engine for Smartphones
At IFA 2011 in Berlin next week, LG will demonstrate the world’s first OpenGL-based 2D to 3D game conversion engine available on a smartphone platform. The LG 3D Game Converter will be included in the first Maintenance Release (MR) of the LG Optimus 3D smartphone starting this October, the exact rollout date determined by each mobile carrier. Once the 3D Game Converter is installed, users can enjoy 3D on previously purchased 2D games(OpenGL-based and landscape mode only.) simply by activating the 3D Game Converter. Games can be switched back to 2D just as easily. The 3D Game Converter is expected to benefit both game developers and smartphone users alike. Smartphone users will reap the benefits of being able to convert their 2D games into 3D anytime, anywhere free of charge.
When a user opens a 2D mobile game through the 3D Game Converter, the program automatically scans the game to see if it is listed among the 2D mobile games optimized for 3D conversion. If the game has been optimized, it will be converted into 3D using default visual settings. Unlisted OpenGL-based 2D games can still be converted to 3D by adjusting the settings manually. Optimized settings for approximately 50 2D games will be available by October, with 50 more to be added by year’s end. Visitors attending IFA 2011 can experience LG Optimus 3D up close in Hall 11.2 of Messe Berlin.