Here's how much play space you'll need for PlayStation VRBy Shawn Knight 9 comments
The highlight of Sony's fall lineup is without a doubt PlayStation VR, its virtual reality headset. It goes without saying that you'll need an open area for the best experience but just how much room Sony recommends - and some other tidbits - have remained a mystery... until now.
Sony is circulating a FAQ on the matter in which it recommends an area free and clear of any obstacles measuring 6' x 10' with the player seated in the middle, facing the PlayStation Camera. The height of the play area depends on the range captured by the camera, Sony says.
Players should remain seated whenever possible. However, if an application requires you to stand while wearing the VR headset, Sony urges users to follow the application instructions carefully and maintain awareness of your surroundings.
The FAQ also reveals that players can use the included stereo headphones or connect their own via 3.5mm audio jack. Furthermore, the headset was designed to accommodate users that wear glasses. While gaming, the headset can display a 2D image of what you're viewing on a TV for spectators.
Outside of VR applications, Sony says you can use its VR headset to enjoy 2D content including games and movies for a more immersive experience.
As is typically the case with virtual reality gear, Sony says children under the age of 12 shouldn't use it.
The PlayStation VR arrives on October 13 starting at $399.