It's hard to tell at this point if 3D will indeed be the next been thing in the consumer electronics world. But for all the hubbub surrounding the technology these days, one place where it could really flourish is in gaming. That notion is apparently shared by the folks at Crytek, who announced yesterday that their upcoming CryENGINE 3 engine – which will power Crysis 2, among other things – will be jumping into the 3D market with both feet.

Unlike add-on systems for PC games, such as Nvidia's 3D Vision, Crytek has built the new engine specifically with stereoscopic 3D effects in mind. This means developers will have the ability to create their content in 3D on all platforms, including the PS3 and Xbox 360, rather than just the PC. CryENGINE 2 is still the benchmark for first-rate graphics on the PC, so we expect this to be just the icing on the cake of another great release.

Crytek plans to show off the feature at the Games Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco next week, where it will also give a demo for "LiveCreate," the developer solution that allows studios to make a game for all three platforms with a single editor.