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Would You Be Surprised if Nintendo Tried VR a 2nd Time?

Nintendo Tried it Once with Virtual Boy. 2nd Time a Success?

Years ago, Nintendo was way ahead of its time, trying out Virtual Reality with a game long since forgotten by many, but not all! It was called the Virtual Boy. Now it seems that Nintendo by just try another attempt at VR. The company has already confirmed that it is researching VR, but seemed to  until it was at a point where it could be considered mainstream.

Nintendo NX IamVR Virtual Reality

During a recent Q&A session with investors, Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima and legendary game designer Shigeru Miyamoto both made encouraging comments about VR and augmented reality technology. Kiwishima acknowledged that consumers were interested in VR, before confirming that Nintendo was researching it with “much interest”.

“We are well aware that other companies are developing games and game-related products using VR technologies, and that consumers are interested in all of this,” said Kimishima (via GameSpot). Unfortunately, however, the Nintendo president wasn’t able to make any kind of definitive announcement about any specific projects.Nintendo NX IamVR Virtual Reality“I cannot say anything specific at this time, but understand that we also consider VR to be a promising technology, and we are conducting research with much interest.”
“For VR in particular, we are continuing our research, and looking into development with a mind to how our current core products are meant to be played for a relatively long period of time.”We are looking into the possibilities of providing an experience that gives value when played for a short time, and how to eliminate the concerns of long-duration use.”

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