You Can Play Your Nintendo Switch In VR With BigScreen

by Jamie Feltham • November 9th, 2017

Nintendo Switch, the company’s popular new console, is designed to be played anytime, anywhere. But you know where you can’t play it? VR.

This is, quite frankly, unacceptable and the people at BigScreen agree. So the team set about working out how to get the social virtual desktop app running Switch games, and they actually pulled it off. And you can too.

Yesterday, the BigScreen team posted a detailed blog outlining how to get Nintendo’s new console up and running inside VR. Fair warning: You’ll likely need to buy a capture card unless you already have one, but otherwise all you’ll need is what you need for regular BigScreen; a PC-based VR headset and laptop or desktop. A second screen can make it easier to set up but isn’t essential.

If you’ve got all of that then you just need to follow the blog’s instruction and, hopefully, you’ll be playing Mario Kart 8 by the fireside in no time. Either that or Zelda on a giant display the size of a cinema screen.

Okay, so it’s not exactly playing VR games on the Switch (though someone else imagined a concept of this), but it is a great way to enjoy some of your favorite Nintendo games on a big screen while inviting others to join you virtually.

Earlier this week we managed to make Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds essentially a local multiplayer game by playing a match through BigScreen.

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