Adding a PS VR to Your PlayStation Game Experience
If you are a PlayStation 4 fan, you may be ready to enter the next frontier of gaming: virtual reality. The PS4 VR, officially abbreviated as PS VR, offers an immersive experience unlike any other. In virtual reality, you can stand at the edge of a breathtaking cliff, travel under the sea, or experience the vastness of outer space with an unparalleled 360-degree view. Setting up a PlayStation 4 VR is not overly complex. In addition to your PS4 console, you’ll need an HDMI cable, USB cable, PS VR headset adapter, a PS Camera, and your controllers. At Best Buy, you can often buy a PS VR package that includes a VR headset, camera, controllers and games.
Once you have your PS VR, you’re ready to start thinking about which PlayStation VR games you want. While only some standard PS4 games are compatible with PS VR, the list of virtual reality games is growing all the time. Compete as a championship golfer, push your limits in the boxing ring, or battle underworld crime as an elite soldier in some of the PS VR game offerings.
Getting the Most Out of Your Sony PlayStation VR
You may want or need to get an additional PS4 controller beyond what might be included with your PS VR. Many VR PS4 games call for the DualShock 4 controller with its sensitive analog sticks and trigger buttons. Some games, however, require a Move Motion controller, which is similar to a light-up wand, and is ideal for wielding swords, driving racecars, or flying spaceships. There are even some games that can be played with an Aim controller. This controller doesn’t look like a real firearm, but it allows precise and intuitive targeting when you’re fighting alongside your friends in a compatible virtual reality shooter.
Launching a non-virtual-reality game on your PlayStation VR will put the headset into cinematic mode. This means your headset can simulate up to a 226-inch theater screen. You can also choose 117-inch and 163-inch viewing sizes. You'll enjoy the advantages of cinematic mode when you’re watching Blu-ray movies on your PS VR. Of course, you can also watch VR movies and videos. These videos are becoming easier to find as more companies join the virtual reality industry. Once you get your PlayStation 4 VR up and running, you may want to consider using a surge protector to serve as relatively inexpensive protection from power irregularities and outages for your console and hardware data.