Yes – You did read correctly… Nintendo could indeed be stepping into the virtual reality world! According to a reputable source, Nintendo may make a VR-related announcement “soon” which could also feature a small number of first-party games as well.
Nintendo World Report was the first to report this while another report in VG247 inidcates that the Nintendo Switch VR effort could actually be a part of the Nintendo Labo kit. That means that Nintendo’s VR hardware may just end up being something as affordable as the Google Cardboard.
If these reports are true, it could spell interesting times ahead for VR. While the technology has been around for a while, it is yet to find a groundbreaking use case that takes it mainstream.
While Nintendo hasn’t ever officially mentioned that it is working on VR hardware or games for the Switch, they did say that they’re looking at VR before the launch of its latest gaming console. Nintendo had also said that it feels VR is not ready for the mainstream market. If the latest rumours are accurate, it looks like Nintendo might be ready to test the waters to see if the market is ready for VR.