Back in the Spring Nintendo released the Toy-Con 04: VR Kit which was the console/handheld’s first step towards the virtual reality market offering unique software for those who purchased the cardboard Labo bundle. Already being a product of this paper-made line, the headset was swiftly brushed over leading into the Summer. And while the two-handed accessory did eventually receive support for Super Mario Odyssey, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, this still was not enough for the majority user base to pick up the latest Toy-Con.
However, according to a recently approved patent, Nintendo is looking to continue pursuing the virtual reality realm of gaming with yet another headset. And still, you will need both hands for this as well. The patent initially was registered through the Japanese Patent Office (JPO), but not until this past month did it finally be process fully.
Looking at the image provided, the headset does show to be a more simplified version compared to its cardboard counterpart. And while the new patent removes the Labo branding for the most part, it is expected that the same labeled games will also be absent when this releases, whenever that is. So it is expected that new unique software will be coming alongside the next headset.
Although this does remove some of the pizzazz with the headset just being a first-party accessory rather than a Labo-decorated kit, this could be a brighter step into the future of the Switch’s stance in the current VR atmosphere, it all just depends on what new games will come with this if happens to hit store shelves.
Do you think you would get this new virtual reality headset for the Nintendo Switch?
Source: Let’s Go Digital