Virtual reality has been the buzzword of E3 with Oculus Rift, Microsoft Hololens and Sony’s Morpheus vying for everybody’s attention to make the biggest impact.
With the move into the virtual you would have thought that one company that would be showing interest in the latest technology would be one that made a push in the nineties with the Virtual Boy.
Nintendo though are not as interested as you would think. Speaking to Polygon Reggie Fils-Aime, the president of Nintendo of America is rather pessimistic with what he sees.
“We have knowledge of the technical space, and we’ve been experimenting with this for a long, long time,” he continues “What we believe is that, in order for this technology to move forward, you need to make it fun and you need to make it social.”
Anybody who remembers the Virtual Boy will know that Nintendo must have some knowledge in this area, but with technology having moved on it’s a surprise that they haven’t remained a part of the research into the area of virtual reality.
With focus on Nintendo’s NX console though maybe they are more interested in strengthening that rather than experimenting in the world of Virtual Reality.
Reggie’s views on virtual reality may hold some weight, especially with the news that what we saw from Microsoft’s Hololens is not exactly what it really looks like.
Field of View issues appear to be a problem with the new technology and with Oculus Rift working to improve on their motion sickness issues there are plenty of issues for the new technology to face.
With the amount of money behind these projects though I’m sure that there is confidence that these issues won’t hold back what could be the way we play games in the future.
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