Rumor Mill: Nintendo reportedly interested in VR
E3 has come and gone, but the console future of Nintendo is still mostly shrouded in mystery. We knew for a while that their forthcoming console, the NX, would not end up appearing at this year's expo, and that we wouldn't know more about it until the Fall. But as always reports are trickling through the internet about what exactly Nintendo has in store for its future hardware, and apparently VR is not off the table for them.
Yes, virtual reality is the hot gaming concept of the year, with kits like the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Sony's forthcoming Playstation VR all trying to make their mark on the burgeoning new experience. And apparently Nintendo too is taking a close look at the future of VR, if their statements at a recent stockholder meeting is any indication.
The exact details of the meeting were reported by Twitter user NStyle (via Kotaku), who live tweeted the session as it happened. Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto himself mentioned that Nintendo was researching VR, and also brought up that he had viewed other VR related technology during E3, only to come away disappointed with the experience. Finally, Miyamoto stressed that an important problem to tackle for Nintendo when it comes to VR is allowing players to use it for an extended period of time without discomfort. If they can make that happen, VR very much is in the company's cards.
Of course we won't know anything about Nintendo's future until the console maker officially releases a statement, so don't get too excited about VR functionality on the NX. For now, we'll just have to take comfort in the fact that Nintendo, as always, is looking towards the future of what video games are capable of.