Are You Ready For PlayStation Virtual Reality?

Sony Releases VR for PS4

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With the hugely anticipated releases of the Oculus Rift and HTC Hive, and of course the PlayStation VR, there is no doubt that 2016 is the year when virtual reality gaming takes center stage.

We are moving from the 2D way of gaming via flat screens to complete 3D immersion. Where we are encased in a full panoramic view of our desired digital world in which to play in.

Important factors to consider when purchasing a virtual reality headset include high frame rate, high screen refresh rate, high resolution, high pixel fill density, low persistence, and field of view

The PlayStation VR (codenamed Project Morpheus during development) is set to be officially released on October 13, 2016.

Available titles for PS VR will include games like PlayStation VR Worlds, Golem, Star Wars Battlefront, and  RIGS Mechanized Combat League.

Not to mention these PlayStation VR Game Releases:

  • World of Diving
  • White Day
  • Wayward Sky
  • Adrift
  • Ace Combat 7
  • 100ft Robot Golf
  • World War Toons
  • Job Simulator
  • The Getaway: London Heist
  • The Hum: Abductions
  • Godling
  • Xing: The Land Beyond
  • Albino Lullaby
  • Allison Road
  • Apollo 11 VR Experience
  • Aquarion Evol
  • Ark: Survival Evolved
  • Eagle Flight
  • Earthlight
  • Eclipse
  • The Gallery: Six Elements
  • GNOG
  • Atom Universe
  • Bad Bird
  • Battlezone
  • Chernobyl VR Project
  • Classroom Aquatic
  • Crystal Rift
  • Cult County
  • Cyber Danganronpa
  • Dead or Alive Xtreme 3
  • Dead Secret
  • Distance
  • Dreams
  • Golem
  • Gran Turismo Sport
  • Harmonix Music VR
  • Headmaster
  • Hyper Void
  • The Mars 2030 Experience
  • The Modern Zombie Taxi Co.
  • The Occasional Encounter
  • The Playroom
  • Thumper
  • Thunderbird
  • Wayward Sky
  • White Day
  • Joysound VR
  • Jurassic Encounter
  • Kitchen
  • Loading Human
  • Megaton Rainfall
  • Mind: Path to Thalamus
  • Mortal Blitz VR
  • Omega Agent
  • Paranormal Activity VR
  • Pollen
  • Project Cars
  • Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin
  • QUBE
  • Rez Infinite
  • RIGS
  • Robinson: The Journey
  • Rush of Blood
  • Snow
  • Star Wars Battlefront VR Experience
  • Summer Lesson
  • SuperHyperCube
  • Tekken 7
  • The Assembly
  • The Deep
  • Trackmania Turbo
  • Unearthing Mars
  • Until Dawn: Rush of Blood
  • Vector 36
  • VEV: Viva Ex Vivo
  • Visage
  • VizionEck
  • World of Diving
  • World War Toons
  • Xing: The Land Beyond
  • Albino Lullaby
  • Allison Road
  • Apollo 11 VR Experience
  • Aquarion Evol
  • Albino Lullaby
  • War Thunder
  • Wayward Sky
  • White Day
  • EVE: Valkyrie
  • Fated
  • Final Fantasy 14 
  • Futuridium VR
  • The Deep
  • The Getaway: London Heist
  • The Hum: Abductions

Just to name a few. These include upcoming releases and PS4 compatible games.

Features of PS4 Virtual Reality Headsets Include:

    • Headsets are equipped for 360-degree head-tracking by the use of PlayStation Camera, capturing your natural movement in virtual space with precision.
  • They are designed for comfort, balance, and flexibility being fully adjustable. It’s as if you aren’t even wearing them, allowing you the freedom from outside distractions while focussing your attention on your virtual world.
  • Super easy to use. Simply plug the PlayStation VR headset and Camera into your PlayStation®4 system and you can begin loading games.
  • Comes with a 5.7-inch 1080p OLED display creating the right space for comfortable visual perception.
  • 3D Audio creates a sound environment as real as life. You can detect and pinpoint sounds in any direction in space. You will naturally turn your head towards the source of  approaching footsteps, giving you the ability to  judge distance.
  • 100-degree field of view that falls within the overlap of our stereoscopic binocular field of view where we are able to perceive things in 3D.
  • Cinematic mode, 3D audio processing, and Social Screen (mirroring mode, separate mode).
  • Panel Resolution: 1920×RGB×1080 (960×RGB×1080 per eye)
  • Refresh rate: 120Hz averaging 120 frames per second.
  • Over 50 titles are expected to become available.

Although it comes with the necessary connectors and cables when connecting to the PS4, it does require the camera which is sold separately.

This is a great alternative for those who do not have or want to by a high powered PC or smartphone in order to enjoy VR technology at home. Especially if you already own a PS4.

How much will PlayStationn VR cost? Depending on where you live it will retail at around $399 , £349 or AU$550. This does not include the cost of the system and camera for use.



It is clear that 2016 is a big year for virtual reality gaming. There are many more companies who are creating some amazing virtual reality headset like Samsung Gear VR, Microsoft Hololense, Meta 2, Razer OSVR HDK 2, and much more.

Compared to top-end VR sets like Oculus Rift or the HTC Vive, you not likely to experience the same level of high-res or graphics.

Regardless of that, the games look crisp and run smoothly. There are noticeable pixels and some games can look blurry, but for many games, it just works just fine considering how new the technology is for console use.

For the price and convenience of using your existing PS4, it makes the PlayStation VR a terrific option for entry level virtual reality gaming at home.