French gaming superpower Ubisoft has predicted that next year 15-20 per cent of all next-gen games could be 3D and, by 2012, this could rise to 50 per cent.

Ubisoft is the publisher behind massive titles such as the Tom Clancy series, Far Cry and Assassin's Creed, so it's definitely a prediction to be excited about. 

"We will see more and more product coming in 3D on 360 and PS3 but also on portable machines", the company said. "We can count on substantial growth in the 3D market just because it's more immersive, so it will be a good way for the industry to give even more emotion to the gamers".

3D gaming has the potential to be huge, maybe even more so than 3D television, where people might be a bit too self aware to sport the big 3D glasses that are needed to bring the tech to life, especially if they're watching with other people. Gamers can become lost in their favourite titles and, as it's often a solitary experience, the issue of wearing glorified sunglasses indoors will be much less of a barrier.

With Nintendo seemingly all set to announce the 3DS at E3 next month, Sony already signalling their intentions for 3D titles on the PS3 and Microsoft teaming up with LG to promote 3D gaming on the Xbox 360, it's full steam ahead for the 3D gaming express. Are you getting on board?