Current VR tech doesn’t fit with Nintendo’s living room philosophy, says Miyamoto

By Stephany Nunneley
27 June 2015 18:49 GMT

Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto feels current Virtual Reality tech isn’t a good fit for the company.

Speaking with Yahoo Tech at E3 2015 last week, the legendary developer said at this point, there is nothing coming to market which is a “good fit” for Nintendo’s philosophy of living room play.

“The current types of virtual reality aren’t really a good fit for Nintendo’s philosophy of trying to create entertainment that people can play together in the living room,” said Miyamoto. “We’re not feeling virtual reality is currently in a place where it’s ready to be released – as a product that fits with our philosophy of fitting in the living room.”

Miyamoto went on to say that while Nintendo is always looking at and experimenting with different areas of technology, it has nothing to announce at present whether it too will soon ride the VR wave.

“We’re here at E3 this year to focus on games launching within the next year or so,” he said. “We’re not showing off or showcasing anything that’s further down the road, and that’s why you don’t see us here with any samples of potential virtual reality type experiences.”

Does his comment mean Nintendo is looking into its own VR tech? Possibly, but that’s just speculation. For the moment at least, Nintendo isn’t doesnt seem too impressed with current offerings. Nintendo of America boss Reggie Fils-Aime said as much last week: until VR becomes both fun and social, it’s just tech.

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