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Miyamoto: 'Star Fox Zero is Not so Far From a VR Experience'

Miyamoto: 'Star Fox Zero is Not so Far From a VR Experience' - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 30 June 2015 / 4,166 Views

Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto has said that Star Fox Zero is not that far off a virtual reality experience, as the game uses the second screen on the GamePad.

"Thanks to the motion sensor and the second screen on the GamePad, Star Fox Zero is not so far from a VR experience," said Miyamoto. "Nintendo's principle was and is always to make games that people play together in front of the TV. I think Star Fox Zero is that. [But] if we someday do experiments in VR, there is the Star Fox brand [we could consider implementing]."

Miyamoto added that the controls for Star Fox Zero are more complex as players have to use both the TV and the screen on GamePad:

"There are many ways how video games entertain the player. One of these ways is the process of coming to understand how a game works – another is the process of mastering the controls. By mastering the controls, you improve, which results in having fun. Our intention was not that players suggest: 'There are two screens, that is making it complicated.' Instead: 'There are two screens, I can do different things on them.

It is hard to understand the basics if you just try Star Fox Zero for a few minutes at a games expo. But if people buy the game and play it at home, after one or two days, they will reach the point where they understand how it works and how to master it – that is the moment the fun begins."

Source: [Spiegel Online via MCVUK]

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A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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47 Comments
VGPolyglot (on 30 June 2015)

Didn't Reggie just criticize how VR isn't fun?

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Goodnightmoon VGPolyglot (on 30 June 2015)

He said he thinks is not funny by NOW

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Goodnightmoon VGPolyglot (on 30 June 2015)

He said he thinks is not funny by NOW

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KLAMarine VGPolyglot (on 30 June 2015)

Well what Miyamoto is describing isn't VR. He says it's close but it's not VR.

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KLAMarine VGPolyglot (on 30 June 2015)

I should correct myself: he says it's not so far. Close and not so far are not the same thing.

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Angelv577 VGPolyglot (on 30 June 2015)

True but you know how everything work with reggie.

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Angelv577 VGPolyglot (on 30 June 2015)

I meant with Nintendo. Reggie has been very popular this last few week that I have his name in my mouth lol.

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Cloudman VGPolyglot (on 30 June 2015)

Though, this is Miyamoto, and not Reggie. They`re not the same person... ; )

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NightDragon83 (on 30 June 2015)

Miyamoto in full PR / damage mode lol.

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demonfox13 NightDragon83 (on 30 June 2015)

Dunno why someone downvoted you, but here's my up vote lol. The butthurt are in denial of his irrelevance now. They should stick to Pokémon. That crappy franchise prints money. M$ has interesting ideas as well as Sony. We'll see how it all plays out. I just hope Ninty keep pushing the console space hard, or else they'll end up a handheld only company. But please, no more Wii with fitness crappy.

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KLAMarine NightDragon83 (on 30 June 2015)

What are you talking about?

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twintail (on 30 June 2015)

So he is comparing the 2nd screen to vr? Guess they have to promote it somehow...

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fluky-nintendy twintail (on 01 July 2015)

For them VR is wrong...but somehow, something that slightly imitates VR is OKAY

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RealGamingExpert (on 30 June 2015)

I don't see how what he says is wrong.
It isn't the same as VR obviously, but it does offer you a different experience.
Star Fox Zero might be the first game to really use the Wii U gamepad in a good way, but we will have to see.

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Mystro-Sama (on 30 June 2015)

Shhh Miyamoto, time to go to sleep now.

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SickleSigh (on 30 June 2015)

So it takes 2 days investment to have fun with a game? Jeez Nintendo, either you're way too casual and kiddie or on the opposite end at hardcore gamerz only.

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JWeinCom SickleSigh (on 30 June 2015)

Yeah... we wouldn't want companies confusing us with those damn "new ideas" which might take us time to get used to.

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DonFerrari (on 01 July 2015)

So this game is close to being boring by reggie corolary.

And 2 days to master is the fun part but they decide to make wii plug and play as instant master. Don't seem like they know themselves anymore. Don't remember any game that took more than 30 min to get used to gameplay. Is he talking about casuals who play one hour a day, mastery of the game itself or is the game that cumbersome?

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BlkPaladin (on 01 July 2015)

Well if you get technical no game that has a first person mode is that far from VR especially if it has a first person mode.

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Cloudman (on 30 June 2015)

No Miyamoto, dont do it... Lets not cross that VR road...

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Ryng (on 30 June 2015)

Jesus, now you VGChartz guys starting to be boring... what is wrong with what he say?

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binary solo (on 01 July 2015)

It's a very long way from a VR experience. If what he means is the first person perspective is "not so far from a VR experience" then every FPS game ever is exactly that too, which is a highly dubious statement. However he's right that Star Fox probably would be a good candidate if Nintendo ever decided to get into proper VR.

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Normchacho (on 01 July 2015)

It really just sounds like he's trying to get the words "Nintendo" and "Virtual Reality" in the same quote...

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StuOhQ (on 30 June 2015)

It is similar to VR, in a way... except that you can also use the television as a second screen and the game pad isn't strapped to your head.

Sounds like my kind of VR lol.

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Goodnightmoon (on 30 June 2015)

Someone at Nintendo has an opinion??

Let´s all hate him!

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padib Goodnightmoon (on 30 June 2015)

Bingo

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nuckles87 (on 30 June 2015)

One VR headset is literally just a cell phone inside a piece of cardboard. With the way the Wii U pad is being used here, I don't find it inaccurate.

Reggie's criticisms of VR center around how it isolates the player. This doesn't do that. Reggie was also specifically criticizing VR as it is NOW, not VR as Nintendo may end up doing it.

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mizzou_guy nuckles87 (on 30 June 2015)

I used 3 different VR headsets at E3 and played the Starfox demo this year, and I can tell you that when you have to use both screens, it's a very cumbersome experience, and all of the VR demos were miles ahead of what Nintendo presented with the Starfox experience. I never would have even made the comparison to Starfox on Wii U had I not read this - it's that different.

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oniyide (on 01 July 2015)

naw bro

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ArchangelMadzz (on 30 June 2015)

Oh dear

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JRPGfan (on 30 June 2015)

Nintendo these mixed messages.... what are you trying to say?

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97alexk (on 30 June 2015)

People on VGCharts take everything so precise. Jeez you people are butthurt over everything calm down xD

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lukeperryglover 97alexk (on 30 June 2015)

lol downvoted for saying people are sensitive. makes sense :P

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ednice (on 30 June 2015)

Yeah so is my ass.

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oniyide ednice (on 01 July 2015)

this was funny

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WhiteEaglePL (on 30 June 2015)

........should have shown it then.
STOP BEING STUPID WHEN YOUR DECLINING.

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Goodnightmoon WhiteEaglePL (on 30 June 2015)

What?

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Frogger (on 30 June 2015)
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