Virtual reality gaming is generating lots of buzz these days, with Oculus Rift and Sony’s Project Morpheus for the PS4 leading the way. While VR gaming has tried to get off the ground many times before, this time it looks like it will finally take off.
However, Nintendo’s Reggie Fils-Aime isn’t so sure. When asked about virtual reality gaming and whether Nintendo would support it. He said:
“Right now, the technology isn’t quite there yet, in our view. Certainly, it’s something we’re looking at. We look at a wide range of technologies. When it’s there and enables a fun experience, we’ll be there, too.”
It’s easy to understand Nintendo’s caution about VR gaming — they released the Virtual Boy headset in 1995, which was a huge failure. It was one of the many failed VR headsets released in the 1990s.
Having personally tried the Oculus Rift, I think the technology is definitely there. What we need are some great games that utilize the new tech. Even Shigeru Miyamoto seems to like the Oculus Rift, as he was spotted trying it out at E3 (photo via Twitter):
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