Snap judgement: Nintendo Switch is anti-VR

Date:21 October 2016 Author: Lindsey Schutters Tags:, , , , , , , ,

 

I hate the idea of a future where people are locked into their own world with tiny screens strapped to their faces, rather than interacting and sharing experiences. Oculus Rift, Playstation VR, HTC Vive, meet your new master. Nintendo, custodians of my favourite childhood gaming experiences, teased the Switch and it’s brilliant. It’s a tablet (with the guts of Nvidia’s Shield) that can dock to display on your TV, that you can use as its own stand-alone mobile gaming solution, or pull the side controllers off to hand one to your friend for a quick Mario Kart battle over lunch. Games come as cartridges which means you don’t have to rely on a data connection and, according to the video at least, connecting a network of Switches is easy. I’m mostly excited because it’s a new Mario Kart machine that I can actually covet and share the experience easily with my children.

Now to convince my wife before the March 2017 release date.