Unity is undoubtedly one of the biggest engines used for game development, both for independent titles and big budget triple-A games. It’s supported for a wide variety of platforms, and now they’ve confirmed support for Nintendo Labo VR kit as well.
Nintendo Labo VR Toy-Con 04 VR Kit Support Added to Unity
Nintendo Labo VR is currently the only VR component available for the Nintendo Switch, and while it’s limited in terms of specifications, developers have taken an interest in what it’s capable of as a basic VR device.
Unity Technologies Japan LLC have announced that the engine will provide official support for the Labo VR kit, and are referred to as the VR goggles. This support will allow developers to create applications and video games for the device, using the powerful Unity engine, it’s various assets, features and utilities.
Nintendo Labo VR Developer Program and VR Titles
To start working as a Nintendo platform developer, you can sign-up here. Nintendo games have been making use of Unity for some time now, for titles on Nintendo Switch and WiiU.
Recently, a new Labo VR title called Spice and Wolf VR was also announced, and it’s the first 3rd party VR title for the kit. This is just the beginning, as Unity support will allow developers to create whatever they want for the VR component.
Nintendo developers have been making use of their hardware in the most creative ways possible, and even with limited hardware specifications, the products are brimming with creativity and a good variety of content.
While the Labo VR is in no way competing against established VR headsets like Oculus, Vive or PSVR, it’s still trying it’s best to utilize the hardware it has.
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