A post by The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild technical director Takuhiro Dohta revealed the goal of the game’s upcoming VR mode will be to “make it a multiplicative gameplay experience.”
Announced earlier this month, a free update will be released on April 26 to make Breath of the Wild compatible with Nintendo’s latest Labo item: the VR Kit. The VR mode can be used at any time during the player’s exploration by selecting it from the options menu.
Mechanically, the game will play the same as before with the exception of the camera will be moved with the player’s head. The VR feature will be compatible with existing save data, as it was designed to get players back into the game.
“The concept of this update is to add a little twist to the world of Hyrule to give players, even those who’ve played the game a lot, a reason to come back and get even more enjoyment out of the game,” Dohta said. “One of the core goals during development for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was to make it a “multiplicative gameplay” experience, in which players could find their own fun and find their own ways to play.”
The VR support update will be available for download April 26. For all the latest on the game and much more from the world of single-player gaming, keep checking in with OnlySP on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and join the discussion in our community Discord server.