Good news for all the Nintendo Switch users out there as the gaming company has just announced a new VR Kit named “Labo” for $80. The kit will have all the components to create your own VR kit and the basic material included for the assembly will be a cardboard. Nintendo was last seen in Virtual Reality back in 1995 and they have stepped into this arena once again with the Nintendo Labo.
The VR Kit will offer different customisations for the users to craft their VR kit, which will also depend on the user’s creativity. As reported on the Verge, the kit will contain six different builds such as an elephant, VR goggles, a blaster, a camera, a screen holder and a safety cap.
Labo is a very clever idea, allowing people to create all sorts of peripherals for the Switch that might not be used every day, and then letting them dismantle them and toss them in a drawer when not in use. We’re a fan of Labo for the possibilities it provides for creative gamers and programmers, and we’ve found it’s a decent tool for learning how to program or tinker.
Using it to turn the Switch into a handheld VR headset is such an obvious idea it kind of makes me want to kick myself for not considering it before this. Particularly as one of the most widely experience forms of VR to date is Google Cardboard, which took a similar tact but for phones instead of game consoles.