Could There Be a Nintendo Switch VR Headset in the Works?

A deep dive into the patent suggests yes.

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The Nintendo Switch hasn’t even been presented to the public yet, but a deep dive into a patent shows that there could be a VR headset for the console on the way. A NeoGAF member spotted the patent, pictured below, which looks like a head-mounted display that would hold the portable gaming device. The patent, filed in June, is a large whole and this is just a small part of it. This doesn’t confirm Nintendo is definitely developing a VR accessory/headset and also doesn’t confirm that the upcoming Switch will be VR compatible. However, it is a strong start to justifying VR inclusion for the device. This is a topic to monitor for anyone interested in purchasing the Switch. The list of current publishers, developers, and middleware partners that will support Nintendo Switch can be found here.

You can check out the full written patent here and decide for yourself whether this is likely a reality.

Nintendo Switch VR patent

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