Nintendo is probably working on a new virtual realty (VR) gaming device, according to Carnegie Mellon University professor and game designer Jesse Schell. At GDC 2016 this week, Schell outlined a number of predictions in regards to how major gaming companies will utilize the tech. He believes that VR is something that will stick around, as opposed to a mere fad. You can read an excerpt from an overview of one of his predictions below:
By 2022, the majority of VR revenue will be spent on portable self-contained VR systems that are not mobile or PC VR. “Imagine if you strapped a DS to your face, it’s like that or imagine if the virtual boy didn’t suck.” They’ll be gaming devices and won’t have cords all over the place. “I would bet Nintendo is working on one,” Schell said.