Unity announces VR Support for Nintendo LABO VR Kit

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Famitsu (Google translated):
Unity Technologies Japan has announced that Unity supports "VR Goggles Toy-Con" of Nintendo Switch software " Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 04: VR Kit ". This will allow Unity to be used to develop applications that support VR goggles.
Google translated press release:

Unity Technologies Japan LLC (Head office: Chuo-ku, Tokyo; Representative director and chairman: Nobuo Toyoda, hereinafter "the company"), which provides a multi-platform integrated development environment "Unity", Nintendo Co., Ltd. We announced that Unity supports the VR goggles Toy-Con (hereinafter referred to as VR goggles) of the released Nintendo Switch Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 04: VR Kit. This allows Nintendo Switch developers to use Unity to develop applications that support VR goggles.

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Since forming a partnership with Nintendo in 2013, the company has contributed to the supply of Unity-made game titles for many Nintendo platforms by supporting development tools for Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, and Nintendo Switch. We will also support the developers with the aim of releasing a large number of VR games developed with Unity in the same way for this VR goggles.
 

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Oooo that's rad as heck! Wonder if there's anything behind this and the Spice and Wolf news back-to-back. Is the latter a Unity game?
 

Dreamwriter

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Interesting, makes me think Nintendo wants third party games supporting the device. Now to find one of those third parties and get a job Labo-VR-ifying their games :)
 
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Piccoro

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Nice!
Hopefully we sill see more 3rd party VR games for the Switch. (Spice and Wolf VR was announced yesterday).

And still waiting for YouTube VR support, Google...
 

iswasdoes

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I wonder if Nintendo, or a third party, would release a proper headset shell for switch if it continues to get support

Could even add cameras and make some new joycons with 6dof
 

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There is that one motorcycle game. The devs advertised it as toy con motorcycle compatible
Deemo (indie rhythm game) also uses the Labo piano and the upcoming Puchicon 4 (Petite Computer, a game making app) will have support for various Labo kits. I'm not sure if Labo is something Nintendo officially supports in their sdk or if devs have to rely on workarounds and self testing though (like GCN controllers).
 

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Deemo (indie rhythm game) also uses the Labo piano and the upcoming Puchicon 4 (Petite Computer, a game making app) will have support for various Labo kits. I'm not sure if Labo is something Nintendo officially supports in their sdk or if devs have to rely on workarounds and self testing though (like GCN controllers).
Well good to know some devs are experimenting. Who knows where this is going
 

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Dedicated VR hmd please Nintendo you know you want to
Indeed. ..or at a minimum a plastic shell to replace the main VR piece (mine has started to get a bit buckled/wobbly already).

If the Oculus Go can retail for $199 with battery, controller, memory, GPU and CPU built-in...

..there's little reason Nintendo couldn't release a dumb 3DoF wired 1080p headset for $129-$149.
 

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I'm looking closely at future announcements: Spice and Wolf VR will support it, with future support on existing games and other VR games maybe i might consider the purchase. It's only 30 euro.