Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is one of the most anticipated games of 2017, and it looks like it might be getting VR support. It?s doubtful that this will be the case for the Wii U version, but it seems possible for the version coming to Nintendo NX.
According to IGN, the developers working on the game are researching VR. It?s not yet known how the company will add it to the game or what gameplay differences it would make, but it is an interesting decision on the part of the company.
Could the Nintendo NX version of Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild actually offer a first-person experience that only a VR machine could provide? That has yet to be determined. After all, it does state that the company is only researching VR, so it will probably be a while before we hear about it for this latest iteration of the Zelda franchise.
While it?s not clear if we will see VR capability for the grand Hyrule adventure, we might see it in other games for the Nintendo NX. The fact that the company is doing research about VR shows that Nintendo is intent with making their new console as good as the PS4 and Xbox One, though they probably want it to be better.
To be fair, Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild might not need a VR experience. Fans are already looking forward to the open-world game, especially after the gameplay demo in E3 impressed a lot of people. No spoilers about the game?s story were shown, though enough information was given for fans to theorize as to where Breath of the Wild takes place in the Zelda timeline.
Currently, Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is scheduled for a vague 2017 release date. The open-world game will come to the Wii U and NX, possibly acting as a swansong for the former. The NX is scheduled for a March 2017 release, so that might be when the game will be launched, though no details have been given yet. Whether the console will come with VR capabilities or not is currently unknown, since there are very few known details about the console.