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Last time I checked Sony said that their VR stuff is selling slower than expected. And they are the market leader. I don't think VR is such a big trend as many tend to believe. Don't get me wrong, I love my PSVR and all, but the release of new games has become slower and slower. Apart from Skyrim there are almost no AAA titles to be found. I have a little bit of hope for E3, maybe we get something like Killzone VR or Fallout 3/4 VR. That would be great. But if Sony doesn't deliver at E3, VR is kinda dead to me. The tech is cool, but there is simply not enough software and as the sales have proved, most people simply don't care at all about VR. It is not the future of gaming. It's just a niche. A niche that has yet to prove that it is sustainable.

Because of that, I think Nintendo won't bother with VR for the foreseeable future.



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OdinHades said:
Last time I checked Sony said that their VR stuff is selling slower than expected. And they are the market leader. I don't think VR is such a big trend as many tend to believe. Don't get me wrong, I love my PSVR and all, but the release of new games has become slower and slower. Apart from Skyrim there are almost no AAA titles to be found. I have a little bit of hope for E3, maybe we get something like Killzone VR or Fallout 3/4 VR. That would be great. But if Sony doesn't deliver at E3, VR is kinda dead to me. The tech is cool, but there is simply not enough software and as the sales have proved, most people simply don't care at all about VR. It is not the future of gaming. It's just a niche. A niche that has yet to prove that it is sustainable.

Because of that, I think Nintendo won't bother with VR for the foreseeable future.

Don't get to discouraged on VR. It may not be ready for mass market yet, but it will be vital to our evolution. AR/VR will allow us to interface with computers on a whole new level, essentially allowing us to become cyborgs. Giving us real time data in real life situations, while allowing us to quickly perform simulations in VR before performing tasks. Just like Cameras, Motion, and 3D were building blocks to VR, VR will be the building block to many future technologies. VR will continue to advance, and eventually become as prominent as Smartphones. It is a technology that goes way, way beyond games or entertainment. 

Once it reaches the point where a $300 set up can achieve a comfortable experience to the mass market, Nintendo will make their move.



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VR is the future. Avoiding it will at one point be about as silly as skipping D-pad or a second Analog Stick. Nintendo will come around to utilizing the tech eventually.



If Nintendo ever does anything with VR, it'll only be an accessory to a Switch 2 or whatever that has a 1080p screen with a couple of tech demo style VR software featuring Nintendo IPs but I don't think they'll do anything major with it, not yet anyway.



This sounds expensive and impractical I'm afraid.



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I imagine Nintendo will stick to the hybrid concept, so the Switch 2 might come with a 1440p display which is able to deliver "good" VR experiences when put into a VR case, especially if at that point eyetracking + foveated rendering is established tech (SMI, the market leader in eye tracking said the system could cost "a few dollars per unit" if implemented on big scales). Even flat handheld games could profit a bit from that tech as afaik not all of a 6-7" screen is always inside of your area of optimal vision (depending on your viewing distance).

Nintendo already used eye-tracking in the New 3DS to make the 3D effect more sturdy/less headache inducing, by adjusting it depending on the viewing angle of the user.

Last edited by Lafiel - on 29 May 2018

well at the pace nintendo has taken to technology, by the time VR is thought about, we will have holodecks. lol

nintnedo is at least 10 years away from any VR, and it will be 10 years too late by then, its not worth it.



 

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I am unsure Nintendo will go that route because their core sales point -what they have always been successful with - is local multiplayer gaming. VR lessens this experience. Many of Nintendo’s established franchises will suffer in appeal if made into VR games. Essentially, VR doesn’t jive with Nintendo’s philosophy, and the whole ÄR glasses and VR helmets are already fairly well established.

I expect VR to be dominated by mobile companies.



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