Updated 3DNES Emulator now has Virtual Reality Headset Support

Even though VR technology allows users to benefit from exciting new gaming mechanics, a lot of people simply want to enjoy older content. More specifically, there is now a new NES emulator to let you play those games in VR. The updated 3DNES emulator is pretty significant, as it works with the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive as we speak.

Playing NES Games in VR Works Surprisingly Well

Even though NES games are outdated at this point, they also hold a lot of great memories for older generations of gamers. Bringing that old nostalgic feeling to current gaming systems is not as easy as one might think. Especially when it comes to virtual reality, there was no clear-cut solution to enjoy older console games in a convenient manner. With the new 3DNES emulator, that situation has come to change for the better.

More specifically, the new 3DNES emulator now lets users enjoy old 2D games in a 3D environment. Players will see the game unfold in a play space right in front of them, which allows for looking around and in the game environment itself. Until now, such a development has not been possible, but things tend to change quickly in this industry. Even though it’s not a free emulator, there is a free demo available for VR headset owners as we speak.

Bringing 2D games to a 3D environment is not something all gamers will appreciate. Even so, the concept itself holds a lot of merit. Even before the VR update was introduced, a lot of players took a liking to this particular emulator. Moreover, the new patch gives users more customization controls over the transition from 2D and 3D to modify associated efforts, colors, et cetera.

There is a certain appeal to playing old games such as Bomber Man, Mega Man, or even Super Mario Bros in a 3D environment while wearing a VR headset. Although it sounds like a disaster waiting to happen, but the actual experience is pretty solid. It will be quite interesting to see how the overall market responds to this latest update, as it has become evident there is a growing need for older console games to be played in virtual reality.

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By Mark Arguinbaev

Mark is a 28 year old internet entrepreneur. He is a bitcoin enthusiast and a technology addict. He loves writing and educating readers about the newest tech trends.