New Switch VR Patent Appears

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The patent comes on the back of one Nintendo registered for hinged Joy-Con.


Nintendo have been dipping their toes into the virtual reality arena recently, What with the Labo VR kit and updates to the likes of Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey. Now it seems they’re exploring the technology further.

A new patent in Japan filed by the company shows a headset not dissimilar to the one used in Labo. This revised display is made of plastic however, and also features foam lining for comfort.

There’s still no headstrap mind, with the player expected to hold the contraption to their face via the Joy-Con - much like the cardboard Labo version.

This is the second patent that’s cropped up in the past few days, with another one for hinged Joy-Con appearing too. We remarked at the time that the curved controllers reminded us of those found with other VR headsets, so maybe Nintendo is thinking about a serious foray into the space?

What do you guys think? Would you be interested in a VR Switch? Let us know down in the comments.

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