Nintendo Switch Latest News: A Gamer Made His Nintendo Switch Work For VR

1 May 2017, 1:24 pm EDT By Keisuke Akio Mobile & Apps
An interesting claim surfaced on the web recently about a Nintendo Switch owner using the hybrid console and made a VR.
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Nintendo said that it is interested to incorporate the virtual reality on its gaming consoles, but until today fans are still waiting for it to happen. However, there is a gamer who was able to find a way how to have a VR in Nintendo Switch.

Even it was clear before that Nintendo did not compel itself to the virtual reality behind the interest it expressed. Last year, the company's president and CEO Tatsumi Kimishima reiterated to Nintendo's investors that they already conducted investigations regarding the VR technology, reported Business Insider. Nintendo also had a patent, which was filed in 2016. This was about turning the Nintendo Switch console into a virtual reality device.

This patent, which is first spotted by a NeoGAF member, referred to a display that is head-mounted and will also hold the Nintendo Switch. The company said it would develop a more sense of immersion in the games and it could also use as a tracking sensor, says The Verge. With all of these talks and questions of possibility, a blogger in YouTube, known as Nintendrew decided to do it on his own way and through his initiative, he saw a way how to show the VR potential Switch could have.

An uploaded video from Nintendrew, which he first explained his purpose of acquiring an answer on how virtual reality would look like in Switch. He slotted his own device into Durovis Dive 7 headset. He said that other headsets, as long as it is tablet-sized, might actually work. After doing that, he used the hidden web browser in the device in order to navigate to YouTube. He uploaded a video from Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, which is properly formatted. Nintendrew discovered that it worked, however, there are just some with the quality of the video and it still far from being perfect, plus the problem with screen's width, says Venture Beat.

Granting that it still needs to be worked out and enhanced, it would not be so surprising that Nintendo will still continue to experiment and eventually discover something innovative for the VR technology. Kimishima said in an interview just recently that Nintendo is exploring things continually to find a way to eliminate the need for wearing such a device for a long period of time. For time being, gamers can explore on themselves what other things the Nintendo Switch capable of doing.

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