Literally several days ago Reggie Fils-Aime, an American president of Nintendo, expressed a controvercial meaning that technological decisions in the area of virtual reality like Oculus Rift coudn’t blow the market. Meanwhile Nintendo’s owner Shigeru Miyamoto was noticed testing the Rift demo version at this past E3 show.
Reggie Fils-Aime doesn’t see himself among thousands of fans throughout the world who sleep and see themselves in a virtual reality. He said the company understood the potential of Oculus pretty well but so far it was not the right time for the idea. When it begins, Nintendo will surely be in trend.
In an interview to the Associated Press he noted the following. “For us, it’s all about fun gameplay. That’s what we want. We want a fun, compelling experience. Right now, the technology isn’t quite there yet, in our view.”
Fils-Aime continued that Oculus VR was the thing the progress of which they monitored on a regular basis. In case it proves its viability Nintendo is going cooperate with it. Generally, it seems Nintendo prefers to stay aside and see how the whole story ends. If it is a success Nintendo counts to join the overall celebrations. If not… Well, the company can always say it has been anticipating the failure long before and even warned about it.
A possible reason why Nintendo is so sceptical in its announcements on the background of general adoration is a disastrous misfortune with the company’s creation Virtual Boy. Considering that failure Nintendo perhaps takes a more sober approach and doesn’t share all that positive fuss around Oculus headset.
While Nintendo doubts, Sony is working hard on Project Morpheus, another attempt to offer alternative VR product. The race is getting more interesting and uncertain since Google still considers whether to spend resources on its own VR search or not.