Nintendo Confirms That They Are Looking Into Virtual Reality
nintendo virtual boyAccording to the rumors, Nintendo pushed the Nintendo NX to March 2017 because they were working on integrating virtual reality technology into the console. Given that VR seems to be a big thing with Sony launching PlayStation VR and with Microsoft’s Xbox One to support the technology as well, it wouldn’t be a surprise if Nintendo wanted in on it as well.
Now whether or not the NX will launch with VR support remains to be seen, but it seems that the company is indeed looking into the technology. During Nintendo’s General Meeting of Shareholders, company exec Shigeru Miyamoto revealed that Nintendo was looking into virtual reality.
This was reported by Japanese user NStyles on Twitter and translated by Cheesemeister. According to the translation, Miyamoto was quoted as saying, “We’re also researching VR, so we have the core technology. Long play sessions are an issue. We want to release something that can be played for long periods, carries value, and is affordable. We want parents to feel at ease.”
Like we said earlier, VR appears to be the next big thing and it would be silly of Nintendo to pass on the technology. However this admission does not actually guarantee that we will see anything from Nintendo. After all there are some who believe that VR is still too much in its infancy to be worth the effort, but this doesn’t mean that they won’t look into it anyway. Either way we suppose you should probably not get your hopes up just yet.