I am absolutely sure there are people who doubtlessly wish to experience virtual reality. The price of a VR headset, however, often represents a real impediment for them, reason why the gaming giant Nintendo will release its $80 Labo VR Kit that allows you not only to be immersed in a virtual reality medium, but also to literally build your headset from scratch, and on top of that, to save lots of money.
What is Nintedo Labo VR Kit?
Nintendo Labo is an entire line of DIY kits for The Nintendo Switch (a hybrid video game console), while Nintendo Labo VR Kit is the fourth kit of the Nintendo Labo series that is different from any other creation of the company. As you might have already guessed, VR is the unique element here, or more precisely, the pair of the VR goggles.
Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s senior vice president of sales and marketing, said: “This new kit builds on the core tenets of Nintendo Labo — make, play, and discover — to introduce virtual reality in a way that’s fun and approachable for both kids and kids at heart. We wanted to design an experience that encourages both virtual and real-world interactions among players through passing around Toy-Con creations.”.
What is inside it? What does it contain?
- The Nintendo Labo software
- The components for a Labo VR goggles project
- A screen holder and a safety cap
- Six new Toy-Con creations: the Toy-Con VR Goggles, Toy-Con Blaster, Toy-Con Camera, Toy-Con Bird, Toy-Con Wind Pedal and Toy-Con Elephant (used simultaneously with the VR headset they create simple but immersive VR experiences)
How much will it cost and when will it be released?
The VR Kit will cost $80 dollars and is scheduled to be launched on April 12 while the project has already been introduced to some schools.
Shinya Takahashi, Nintedo EPD general manager said regardin this initiative: “We want to get to a demographic that’s not traditionally reached by games at all. I think the case with Nintendo Labo right now is that there are some people who know about it, and quite a lot of potential still for us to explore. ”.
All in all, although the pixel density is not brilliant nor the motion, the Nintendo Labo VR is still a great way of cheaply experiencing VR with the kids and family. So, why not give it a try?