A curious coder sifting through the Nintendo Switch’s source code has happened upon lines of data mentioning a “VR Mode”, possibly indicating that the frequently sold-out console may soon be implementing support for VR devices, an addition that will surely be welcomed by Switch owners.
Some believed the suspect lines may have been Android code but the Twitter user had this to say on the matter:
“This is not Android code in any way. This is part of the appletOE IPC interface, and it’s 100 percent Nintendo code.
I can’t confirm whether or not this works as of yet, but I’m at about a 90 percent confidence that this is at least partial virtual reality support.
I’ll know more in a day or two when I can actually test it properly.”
Many have theorized that the code may either have to do with a future update or could possibly just be left-over code from a scrapped idea, though neither suppositions are anything but speculative yet.