Many companies out there are starting to explore concepts like virtual reality (VR), such as Sony as we have seen with the PlayStation VR. However it seems that Nintendo isn’t quite ready to jump on that bandwagon just yet, claiming that the technology isn’t viable in a mainstream way just yet.
This was revealed in an interview with French publication Les Numeriques (via Game Informer) in which head of Nintendo France Philippe Lavoué revealed the company’s current stance on the technology. According to Lavoué, he claims that consumers would prefer something that is the “total package”, and that because they don’t see VR as being the total package at the moment, they aren’t quite so eager to adopt the technology yet.
This echoes a report from 2016 in which Nintendo of America’s President Reggie Fils-Aime also spoke about VR, in which he also expressed his belief that VR isn’t quite ready for mainstream yet. The company has iterated in the past that there needs to be a lot of hurdles to overcome for VR to become a mainstream feature, and until that can be solved, it isn’t so viable.
In addition to Nintendo not being interested in VR, Lavoué also stated that 4K is another area that the company isn’t quite ready to invest in, simply because they don’t see it as widely adopted yet. So for gamers hoping to see future Nintendo games arrive in VR or in 4K resolution, you guys will have some waiting to do.