The Nintendo Switch is about to get an unofficial VR headset that will allow users to at least pretend that they're immersed in another world - in reality, it will simply be like having the Switch's screen really close to your face. While we won't know exactly how good/bad this headset will be until we get a crack at it, the whole situation has got us thinking about which current Switch games might work best as 'proper' VR games, should Nintendo decide to jump on the bandwagon officially in the future.
So for fun - and to give Nintendo and its software partners something to think about - we've come up with a list of what we consider to be the best candidates for VR on Nintendo Switch. We've opted mostly for horror, first-person, and motion-based games, as we feel like these experiences work best in Virtual Reality.
ARMS is a great candidate for a VR mode, as it already supports motion controls and would work right now in VR. A first-person camera mode would considerably improve it though, but that can't be overly tough to implement, right?
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DOOM is arguably the best candidate on this list, as there's already a VR version working on other platforms. Also, given that motion controls already work on DOOM, you could play the game as it is quite comfortably in VR already.
Give us the option to control our character's head movements with the motion tracker in a VR headset, and allow motion controls when interacting with stuff, and Gone Home becomes an incredibly interesting proposition for VR. Those who haven't played it might find the horror elements particularly troublesome in this mode, too.
Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes already looks like a VR game, and actually supports VR on pretty much every other platform it's available on. So it wouldn't really take anything at all to get this game VR ready from day one.
The extra immersion offered by VR is particularly perfect for horror games as it makes the scares a whole lot, errr, scarier. Layers of Fear is first-person too, and features psychological scares, which are the best kind of horror to mess with someone in VR.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe could work out of the box in VR, thanks to the inclusion of motion controls. However, we'd love a first-person mode that would add that little bit more immersion when we choose to use the steering wheel Joy-Con attachment. This might sound like a flight of fancy, but a VR instalment already exists.
Mario Tennis Aces is a similar story to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. It's ready for VR right now, but would benefit enormously from a first-person mode to make it truly special.
NORTH is another solid choice as VR would offer it that extra level of immersion. It's already an interesting exploration puzzler set in an intriguing environment and VR would just bump it up a notch.
Outlast is brilliant as it is, but we can't help but feel like VR would make it a far more terrifying experience. Can you imagine witnessing all of those horrific events but being completely unable to turn your head away at any moment? Yeah – Outlast VR please!
Perception's another excellent candidate, and VR would seriously give this one a boost. It's sort of a horror game about being blind, so if you remove the rest of our view from the equation it becomes a lot more interesting.
Who doesn't want Splatoon 2 in VR? Okay, we might be in the minority here, but a version of Splatoon in which we can turn our heads to aim rather than rely on motion controls does sound like a dream come true. A first-person version wouldn't go amiss, either.
You probably guessed this would make the cut when you started reading this article, but how perfect would Surgeon Simulator be in VR? You'd feel almost exactly like a real doctor as you performed haphazard surgeries with motion controls. Neat!
Thumper is already a VR game, so it's pretty much good to go already. Careful though – this unique game is as addictive as it is difficult.
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus would make for a great VR game for the same reason DOOM would. It's a first-person shooter and supports gyro controls right out of the gate.
Which game from our list do you most want to see in VR? Do you reckon we missed any? Let us know in the comments section below.