1. Elyjr's Avatar
    I haven't seen any games yet for switch that takes advantage of the Switches portability like an AR (Augmented Reality) game.
    The Switch don't have a camera which is very important for AR games, but the Joycons does have motion capabilities.
    So I was thinking of a game that uses the Switch as a Window to another world, and use the motion controls to look around in real space like VR.
    Of course you would have to use analog controls to move around, so you won't have people tripping over stuff.
    This would be cool for rail shooters, bullet hell games, and adventure titles.
    The switch is kinda heavy, so the levels can be short for you can rest your arms.
    Dropping your switch can be a problem, but making a wrist strap for the whole unit can't be hard to develop.
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    03-14-2017 02:55 PM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    03-14-2017 08:44 PM
  3. Chemy JMHT's Avatar
    I don't actually know if the Switch has Pokemon Go or anything similar, but because it's just released maybe they focused more on finishing the game they already have and later they will release some AR stuff.
    03-14-2017 09:57 PM
  4. dpouidp's Avatar
    Don't AR games need at least a camera or lidar or radar or anything that can be used to recognize objects and their relation to one other?
    03-15-2017 04:34 PM
  5. Elyjr's Avatar
    Yeah AR requires a camera, but what I was thinking was not really AR, but VR without the visor. You would use the motion controls docked on the tablet as look\target controls to make the switch into a window.
    03-16-2017 09:45 AM
  6. Matty's Avatar
    I don't actually know if the Switch has Pokemon Go or anything similar, but because it's just released maybe they focused more on finishing the game they already have and later they will release some AR stuff.
    While Pokémon Go will work on a Wi-Fi connection, it kinda needs a 3G or 4G connection to allow you to move around and make the game more playable and the Switch doesn't have that unfortunately.

    Anything to do with VR I'm a supporter off. It's a very cool addition to gaming and makes the game fully immersive but i don't think a 720p screen would cut it. but who knows, Nintendo might have something up their sleeve. The Switch is full of possibilities especially with 3+ hours of game play.
    03-16-2017 11:30 AM
  7. Chemy JMHT's Avatar
    Kind of sad @Matty it doesn't already has that.

    I'm open to believe it can be added with some external option like being connected to the phone or maybe an accessory, but looks like they mastered other areas and not the whole gaming options they could.

    Let see if they release some accessories to correct the future path of it.
    Matty likes this.
    03-16-2017 01:06 PM
  8. badelhas's Avatar
    I haven't seen any games yet for switch that takes advantage of the Switches portability like an AR (Augmented Reality) game.
    The Switch don't have a camera which is very important for AR games, but the Joycons does have motion capabilities.
    So I was thinking of a game that uses the Switch as a Window to another world, and use the motion controls to look around in real space like VR.
    Of course you would have to use analog controls to move around, so you won't have people tripping over stuff.
    This would be cool for rail shooters, bullet hell games, and adventure titles.
    The switch is kinda heavy, so the levels can be short for you can rest your arms.
    Dropping your switch can be a problem, but making a wrist strap for the whole unit can't be hard to develop.
    Thats actually a great idea! Looking forward also.
    03-16-2017 02:49 PM
  9. dpouidp's Avatar
    I guess I don't understand your point about VR. What you describe seems like the control scheme for a first or third person shooter or action game that the Wii had used with the Wii-motes and nunchucks.
    03-16-2017 05:42 PM
  10. Chemy JMHT's Avatar
    I was thinking, if the Nintendo Switch has USB OTG maybe a lot of stuff can be added to it, but so far I think the port is only for charging, anyone with one to know about it?
    03-22-2017 09:50 PM
  11. diegohv's Avatar
    Sounds interesting to me, but without a camera, I doubt that games like the ones you mentioned can be developed.
    07-07-2017 11:24 PM
  12. Robert Newman4's Avatar
    A related question: Does the Switch have GPS? This would enable location based gaming.
    07-12-2017 02:18 PM
  13. TheGreatAstronomer's Avatar
    Yeah I was thinking about that too and I don't think it does have GPS. Maybe they can add it and camera in a future revision of the console.

    I feel like they tried this though early in the 3DS days and then just forgot about it!
    07-13-2017 03:45 PM
  14. Robert Newman4's Avatar
    I think AR would open up a whole new world of location based gaming - so much potential and not just for collecting type games but also for story/adventure games.
    07-13-2017 05:00 PM
  15. GlassHasMass's Avatar
    A great ar game for the switch would be a game you play while in the car during a road trip. In the game you control a turret on a military car and the in game car moves in whatever direction the real life car moves.
    That would be AMAZING!
    07-17-2017 03:36 PM
  16. bubble100100's Avatar
    It doesn't have a back camera, so I don't think it would work. I prefer VR to AR myself, and the Switch isn't powerful enough for that. Maybe with Nintendo's next console in like seven years or whatever, we'll be able to step into Zelda or something. Wouldn't that be neat.
    07-19-2017 01:26 AM
  17. Robert Newman4's Avatar
    Remember Duck Hunt on the NES? I want to play that in AR!
    07-21-2017 01:04 AM

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