This short video lays out how to test stereoscopic 3D on your Nintendo Switch right now.
Though Nintendo executives have hinted that the company might be interested in testing out the virtual reality waters, the most concrete look we’ve gotten at any potential plans comes from this patent application for a head-mounted Switch holster.
An enterprising YouTuber wasn’t willing to wait for that patent to become a product, though, and has jury-rigged an ersatz Switch “VR” demo using existing hardware and some system-level software hacks.
Nintendrew’s video lays it all out pretty concisely, but in short, the test inserts the Switch into the Durovis Dive 7, a head-mounted VR holster designed for Tango-powered tablets.
From there, it’s just a matter of using a server proxy hack to access the Switch’s hidden Web browser functionality, then using that to view some stereoscopic 720p footage of Ocarina of Time 3D captured for YouTube.
The result is a very limited demonstration of what virtual reality could be like on the Switch, lacking any sort of head-tracking or even controls.
Still, as Nintendrew points out, it’s “a full 3D experience on real Nintendo Switch hardware.”
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