‘Avatar: The Game’ Requires HDMI For 3D Effects

“Avatar: The Game,” based on the upcoming James Cameron movie, is one of the first titles to support fancy 3D effects on specially equipped TVs. Apparently you’ll need more than just the TV, though.

Let’s say you’re a hardcore fan of the Xbox 360, and bought one at launch. Hell, let’s say you bought one a year after launch. If you’ve got one of the early boxes, which don’t have an HDMI-out, you’re SOL when it comes to playing “Avatar: The Game” in 3D. Luc Duchaine, the game’s senior international brand manager, confirmed today that the game will require 1080p resolution to see the 3D effects, and the only way you can get that on a 360 is through the HDMI port.

True you could just play the game in regular ol’ 2D, but where’s the fun in that?

Oh, also worth noting that for the Wii version of the game, there’s no option for 3D. The only way they could’ve done it was with anaglyph 3D (aka those red and blue glasses), but Duchaine said that “anaglyph doesn’t offer a quality image, and quality is synonymous with the James Cameron name.”