Nintendo Will Reportedly Announce VR For The Switch This Year

Virtual reality might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but even though it’s not as popular as traditional gaming, it’s something that more and more companies are looking to implement into their tech.

It’s being reported that Nintendo might be the next big company to offer up a VR experience for its players, with a VR experience supposedly to be announced before the end of 2019.

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Nintendo World Report states that “multiple sources” have told the publication that a VR-related announcement will be coming from Nintendo within the coming months, and it’s not the first time we’ve heard rumours of this…

Last year, President and COO of Nintendo of America, Reggie Fils-Aime, spoke to Ars Technica and confirmed Nintendo was experimenting with VR, but otherwise remained tight-lipped.

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There have been rumours about the Nintendo Switch having more capabilities than advertised from even before the console launched, and last year the VR rumours were seemingly confirmed via Twitter.

A Twitter user by the name of @random666 discovered some very telling file names after reverse-engineering the Nintendo Switch, with found files indicating the console had a virtual reality mode, which led to the curious gamer activating a split-screen display apparently designed to work in VR. 

Check out the video below to find out more.

Whether Nintendo will be revealing some VR-goodness or not, 2019 is definitely set to be a record year for Nintendo. The likes of Animal Crossing, The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening and a new Pokemon RPG are just some of the Switch games due this year, whilst Mario Kart and Doctor Mario World are headed to mobile.

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