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TheSpeedGamers
06-02-2016, 01:36 PM
More rumors coming out about the NX, this one claiming that the NX will have VR functionality and that it has delayed production until early 2017. Not a fan of both of these rumors. I have high hopes for VR but it's risky being a console early adopter seeing as there is still a lot to learn with this tech. I'm leaning toward please just be a rumor.

https://mynintendonews.com/2016/06/02/digitimes-sources-say-nintendo-nx-combines-handheld-with-console/

jdtwins2009
06-02-2016, 02:33 PM
If it happens it won't surprise me. If it's true I hope they have been testing it and preparing it for years and it's now a viable option. Would be pretty sweet if it comes out and it's the best one out there!

C'mon Nintendo, just give us some dang info!!

Kennyan
06-02-2016, 02:59 PM
I'm highly skeptic about these rumours.. In part because the site that posted the original article hasn't exactly got the best record with tech rumours, and in part because of the whole situation itself.. First of all we're talking about a Nintendo home console, those are usually heavily invested in local multiplayer which VR basically flies in the face of.. Then there's the fact that making an architectural change this significant so close to release for something that hasn't fully caught on is both risky and expensive..

I won't say it's impossible.. But I'm guessing, and hoping, that this rumour ends up false.. I just can't see the potential gain outweighing the risks at this moment..

rudy06
06-02-2016, 03:01 PM
Only thing that makes that VR rumor questionable to me is Nintendo has made comments about gaming being social and interactive. Here is an interview from 2014 with Shigeru Miyamoto about VR (linked below.) Of course, two years is plenty of time to change one's view on the matter.

http://time.com/2881482/interview-nintendo-miyamoto-virtual-reality/

jdtwins2009
06-02-2016, 03:05 PM
Very true with it being a social and interactive, forgot about those interviews!
If they figured out how to have a multiplayer experience with VR we're getting close to Ready Player One becoming reality!

Baltes
06-02-2016, 04:23 PM
Oh joy, more gimmicks!


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jdtwins2009
06-02-2016, 05:10 PM
Wouldn't every Nintendo be a gimmick?
Fine by me

Baltes
06-02-2016, 07:02 PM
Wouldn't every Nintendo be a gimmick?
Fine by me

When they don't sell well and:or they drive away third party devs and piss off investors I can't consider it "fine" in any regards


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AnythingButAwesome
06-02-2016, 09:00 PM
I value Nintendo more as a developer, so I kind of want them to just make a normal console. Please Nintendo. We all know how well virtual reality went for you last time. Leave the VR to people with PCs and a lot of disposable income.

jdtwins2009
06-02-2016, 09:43 PM
Wii didn't sell well?

rudy06
06-02-2016, 10:11 PM
I think Baltes is specifically speaking about the missteps with the Wii U. The way they have handled independent developers this generation was an area in which they could have truly shined. I have no doubt that we would have seen some more creative uses for the gamepad had the environment been more accessible. I still don't understand why we didn't see more party games for the wii u. It is perfect for the pass the controller mentality.

My main complaint with the wii u, hardware wise, still ends up being that only one game pad can be used at a time. If Nintendo is looking at VR then they definitely have to find a way where any additional users on a console aren't relegated to second class.

jdtwins2009
06-02-2016, 11:02 PM
He was complainin about gimmicks which I said all Nintendo could be called a gimmick. Wii U definitely should have been better but hopefully they learn from it. There was so many possibilities with the Wii U but no one wanted to take a chance.


3DS had the 3D "gimmick" and that's one of the best consoles ever.

kmmgreen5
06-02-2016, 11:03 PM
people are in here actually paying attention to a VR rumor
http://65.media.tumblr.com/fdc4d338be710810e34b57b4c69bb057/tumblr_nn2fbeQPg11titub2o1_400.jpg

Baltes
06-03-2016, 08:05 AM
people are in here actually paying attention to a VR rumor
http://65.media.tumblr.com/fdc4d338be710810e34b57b4c69bb057/tumblr_nn2fbeQPg11titub2o1_400.jpg

http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160603/a04d1da630393ad892930b8f983322c9.jpg



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localretard
06-03-2016, 08:52 PM
So if these rumors are true (which I doubt because I haven't really seen any other sources corroborate yet), I think it's mainly to just play catch up to the times. I highly doubt it'll be a main function but an optional accessory like PS VR. I think they are going to try to market the NX to the largest cash spending demographic for the market...gamers (gasp imagine that). I think gamers want value for their purchase. The Basic Wii U model at launch was only $100 less than a PS4 at launch and had way inferior specs. I'm sure many people felt slighted. I imagine the NX will try to remedy that and try to gain gamer confidence back. Buuuut I guess we'll just have to see.


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MSico
06-04-2016, 12:34 PM
3DS is already VR enough if they use it right, it has cameras all over the place