Trusted Reviews is supported by its audience. If you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a commission. Learn more.

Will the Nintendo NX support VR? We’re not so sure anymore

Nintendo has revealed that it is “researching” VR for the NX, but decided against showing it at E3 2016.

In a recent shareholder’s meeting the Japanese company confirmed that it is “researching” virtual reality, but is yet to showcase its technology due to potential “imitators.”

It’s safe to assume that Nintendo is referring to HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, as well as Sony’s upcoming Playstation VR headset.

Related: The Technomancer Review

The entirety of the shareholder’s meeting was kindly translated by Cheesemeister on Twitter, who, despite his ridiculous name, is renown for his reliable insider knowledge.

https://twitter.com/statuses/747982069695864832

https://twitter.com/statuses/747982274109419521

https://twitter.com/statuses/747982539516583941

https://twitter.com/statuses/747982897739501568

We currently know very little about the NX, and whether it will support virtual reality upon its release.

Related: Umbrella Corps Review

The fact that Nintendo is still researching the medium and its potential capabilities has us doubting such a feature, especially when the system is set to launch in March 2017 alongside The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

It’s exciting to know that Nintendo has its innovative eyes on virtual reality, though. It seems to be taking a different approach than its competitors, focusing on player comfort and value that will appeal to a wider, more family-focused market.

What are your thoughts on the NX and VR? Let us know in the comments.

Why trust our journalism?

Founded in 2004, Trusted Reviews exists to give our readers thorough, unbiased and independent advice on what to buy.

Today, we have 9 million users a month around the world, and assess more than 1,000 products a year.

author icon

Editorial independence

Editorial independence means being able to give an unbiased verdict about a product or company, with the avoidance of conflicts of interest. To ensure this is possible, every member of the editorial staff follows a clear code of conduct.

author icon

Professional conduct

We also expect our journalists to follow clear ethical standards in their work. Our staff members must strive for honesty and accuracy in everything they do. We follow the IPSO Editors’ code of practice to underpin these standards.