The Definitive PlayStation VR Guide: The Technology, Specs, Best Games & Bundle

PS VR

PlayStation knows just how lucrative the world of refined virtual technology will become. So much so that they’ve hopped into the VR race with their own headset.

On October 13, 2016, PS4 owners (and future PS4 Pro buyers) will lay witness to the arrival of the PlayStation VR Headset. This brand new piece of technology will work in conjunction with your PS4 and transport you to worlds far and wide. Just by strapping this device to your head, you’ll come to face with unnatural horrors, whimsical cartoony characters, far off universes and so much more. If you’re prepared to take a gamble on the PS VR, we’re here to assist you with what you need to do next.

Let’s delve into everything there is to know about the PS VR Headset: the tech, specs, best games and bundle you need to buy.


The PS4 VR Technology

Unboxing the PlayStation VR | PS VRhttp://www.playstation.com/playstationvr PlayStation VR arrives on October 13th! Find out what comes packed in the PlayStation VR Core Bundle in PlayStation.Blog's official unboxing video.2016-09-30T00:00:00.000Z

PlayStation VR is Sony’s foray into the latest evolution of virtual reality. This headset is compatible with the regular PS4 model and the much improved PS4 Pro console. In order to take full advantage of what PS VR entails, you’ll need to get yourself a PS Camera and one/two PS Move controllers. By itself, the PS VR retails for $399.99. The core PS VR Headset comes with a pair of stereo headphones and all the required cables needed to get it going.

Ages 12 and up is the recommended age group for those who want to give PS VR a go. For even more info on PS VR, this FAQ page is your best bet. The free downloadable Playroom VR games collection offers up a number of fun experiences that will prepare you for what PS VR’s capable of. The six VR games you can check out within this set includes “VR Bots,” “Monster Escape,” “Cat and Mouse,” “Ghost House,” “WANTED!” and “Platformer.”

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If you’re wondering just how PS VR actually works, check out the official explanation of just that down below:

PlayStation VR (PS VR) is a headset that displays a stereoscopic (a different image is in each eye) view of Virtual Reality (VR) content generated by the PS4 system. The headset contains blue LED tracking lights and motion sensors that are used in conjunction with the PS Camera to track the position and orientation of your head in real-time. VR games and applications use this tracking of your head to render immersive 3D visuals and audio that put you into a virtual world. The PS4 and PS Camera also track DualShock 4, PlayStation Move motion controller, and PlayStation VR Aim controller to allow you to interact with this virtual world. PlayStation Move controller and PlayStation VR Aim controller offer a more realistic and precise way to control games, and provide an unbelievable sense of presence in the virtual world.

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PS VR Specifications

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For the tech heads out there who want a full explanation of what powers the PS VR, check out its official specifications below:

VR Headset External Dimensions: Approx. 187×185×277-mm (width × height × length, excludes largest projection, headband at the shortest)
Processor Unit External Dimensions: Approx. 143×36×143-mm (width × height × length, excludes largest projection)
VR Headset Mass: Approx. 610-g (excluding cable)
Processor Unit Mass: Approx. 365-g
Display Method: OLED
Panel Size: 5.7-inches
Panel Resolution: 1920×RGB×1080 (960×RGB×1080 per eye)
Refresh Rate: 120-Hz, 90-Hz
Field of View: Approximately 100-degrees
Sensors: Six-axis motion sensing system (three-axis gyroscope, three-axis accelerometer)
VR Headset Connection Interface: HDMI, AUX and Stereo Headphone Jack
Processor Unit Connection Interface: HDMI TV, HDMI PS4, USB, HDMI and AUX
Processor Unit Function: 3D Audio Processing, Social Screen (Mirroring Mode, Separate Mode) and Cinematic Mode

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PS VR’s Best Games

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Of course, you’re looking to obtain a PS VR Headset just so you check out the games it has to offer. So far on the games launch front, a myriad of genres will be covered. Survival-horror, action/adventure, FPS and other genres will cover the wide gamut of experiences you can expect to experience with PS VR. When you do get yourself a PS VR unit, it’ll come with a free demo disc that features a ton of ready-to-play titles. These short experiences will give you a taste of each game that’s available for PS VR and no doubt implore you to seek out the full versions of your favorite titles.

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The list below is the full slate of games you’ll get to check out on the demo disc (you can also download this demo disc through the PS Store for free upon launch):

Allumette
Battlezone
DriveClub VR
EVE: Valkyrie
Gnog
Harmonix Music VR
Headmaster
Here They Lie
Job Simulator
PlayStation VR Worlds
Resident Evil 7 biohazard: “Kitchen Teaser”
Rez Infinite
Rigs Mechanized Combat League
Thumper
Tumble VR
Until Dawn: Rush of Blood
Wayward Sky
Within

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That list of titles above doesn’t fully cover the complete playable contributions being produced by big name and independent game developers/publishers. We’ve managed to come upon some other PS VR games that are worth your attention. Refer to the next list below to see what other playable titles are compatible with PS VR (head to this link to see some other titles not listed here):

Batman: Arkham VR
Star Trek: Bridge Crew VR
Eagle Flight VR
Loading Human
Werewolves Within
Farpoint
Ace Banana
Pixel Gear
Weeping Doll
DYING: Reborn
100ft Robot Golf
Carnival Games VR
Hatsune Miku: VR Future Live
SportsBarVR
Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration
Trackmania Turbo
Superhypercube
Super Stardust Ultra VR
War Thunder
World War Toons

Check out the physical lineup of purchasable PS VR titles right here.



PS VR Bundle

PS VR Bundle

The sole PS VR Launch Bundle that exists comes with everything you need. This bundle currently costs $499.99. This assortment of PS VR goods includes:

– the PS VR Headset system
– the Processor Unit
– the VR headset Connection Cable
– an HDMI Cable
– a USB Cable
– a pair of Stereo Headphones
– an AC Power Cord
– an AC Adaptor
– a PlayStation Camera
– two PlayStation Move Motion Controllers
– a copy of PlayStation VR Worlds

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