How Much PlayStation VR Headset Space Needs to Work Properly?

PlayStation VR is still a few months away from release, but the new documentation issued by Sony finally showed how much space its virtual reality headset needs in order to work properly.

PlayStation VR

It needs an area of about 60 square feet. In addition, players must try to remain in their seats during the game. Reddit user Shockwave187 share these details from the official sales brochure which is now also available on the Sony’s Asia website. Brochure and site once again confirmed the regime of “social screen” mode , “cinematic movie” mode, compatible with the headset, and some warnings.

As you can see in the figure below, Sony recommends playing in cleared space width of 1.9 meters and a depth of 3 meters. The height depends on the size of the area captured from PlayStation camera device used by PlayStation VR. Sony said users of PS VR must clear the ground and sit, unless instructed to move the game.

PlayStation VR Headset Documentation

“Social screen” mode will show the game on TV, allowing other players to control and to join in the “Cinema” mode, which will allow them to watch movies or play games on a standard 2D PS4 games. As for headphones, PS VR will be compatible with any headphones with a a 3.5-mm jack. Headphones come with a set of stereo headphones.

PlayStation VR will be available on October 13 for $399. There will also be $499.99 bundle package that includes headphones, PlayStation camera, two PlayStation Move controller, as well as a copy of the PlayStation VR worlds.

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