Video games have gone through several tech fads and gimmicks over the years, some of which have endured and others that have faded away. While Nintendo trailblazed the way for motion control gaming with the Nintendo Wii (which was emulated by the PlayStation Move and Xbox Kinect), the Japanese giant has been late in following the latest one: virtual reality or VR.
That might change soon, as Dutch gaming website LetsGoDigital has recently discovered what seems to be an application for a Nintendo Switch VR headset of some sort. The patent was applied back in February 2018, but it was only published on 22 August 2019.
Described as a “3D image display system and 3D image display device”, the Nintendo Switch VR headset looks similar in design with the Nintendo Labo VR headset. What’s weird is that (just like the Nintendo Labo VR) it has no head strap, which is essentially on every other VR headset out there. It’s also made of plastic this time around and not just cardboard.
VR hasn’t really made that big of a splash in the past few years, with not even the PlayStation VR becoming the big hit that Sony was supposedly planning for. We’ll have to wait and see if Nintendo decides to go through with this new Nintendo Switch VR headset.