Nintendo has been on a whirlwind of a ride ever since the announcement of the Nintendo Switch. With this mobile like console they look to achieve a unique goal of becoming a hybrid system. They’ve also been pretty hush about add-ons to the system until now.
New emerged patents reveal a device similar to the design of VR headsets which is labeled as a “Head-mounted display (HMD).” From the looks of the patented image it shows that the switch screen can be inserted into a slot where users can view it through a pair of lenses, similar to how the Google Daydream and Samsung Gear VR function with smartphones.
Nintendo doesn’t mention anything about VR but the design appears to have similar functionalities to how mobile VR headsets work. There hasn’t been any word from Nintendo’s camp but it’s safe to assume that they have plans to release something similar to VR for their upcoming console.
There’s definitely a high potential to become popular amongst VR users if games such as Zelda and Mario can be played in a virtual reality setting. It’ll be quite surprising if Nintendo doesn’t make the transition to VR while competitors such as Sony and Microsoft have geared up to do so.