Nintendo has been noncommittal when it comes to virtual reality, even though it filed a patent late last year that could turn its Switch console into a VR device.

A YouTube blogger decided to take matters into his own hands, and found a way to demonstrate the potential the Switch holds for VR.

In his video, Nintendrew explained that he wanted to see how VR would look on the device. He took his Switch and slotted it into a Durovis Dive 7 headset, but he noted that any tablet-sized headset would probably work. Next, he used the device’s hidden web browser to navigate to YouTube, where he uploaded a properly formatted video from Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. He found that it worked, but there are some issues with video quality, given the width of the screen.

Despite that drawback, he noted that he wouldn’t be surprised if Nintendo continues to experiment with VR. He pointed to a recent interview with Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima, in which he explained that if the company can overcome any issues with wearing such a device for hours at a time, it’s something that they’ll continue to look into.

In the meantime, resourceful gamers can use the device’s workarounds to figure out what it’s capable of.

Source: TheVerge

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