Users look through two lenses to the headset’s 5.7-inch OLED screen that offers graphics in full high-definition over both eyes, and a 100-degree view of the action.To see more, users simply move their head around the room, looking at detail on the floor, the ceiling, or behind them.Head movements are tracked by a PlayStation camera, a separate item connected to the console.The VR effect is compelling and, after a few moments of adjustment, you really feel like you’re inside a game.
Playing quirky title Job Simulator, I was transported into an Office Space-like environment with all the 1990s’ technology you could want, from fax machines to dial-up internet connections.
Only when I failed to retrieve the right chocolate bar from the virtual vending machine did I remember I was actually pawing at the air over my couch.
The detail in PlayStation VR games varies significantly in each title, and it doesn’t match that of its Oculus and HTC rivals, which offer more resolution and use more computing power.
PlayStation VR does offer the same or better video refresh rates at 90 or 120Hz, however, which should help anyone who struggles to stomach virtual reality.
Sony also adds a feature called Social Screen, which mirrors what the player sees on the TV screen. It effectively means no one in the room is excluded from play.
Related Article : Playstation VR launched, & it didn’t upset !!
Sony’s gaming advantage cannot be overstated in the virtual reality space.
More than 230 developers and publishers have committed to producing VR games for this headset, giving new buyers plenty of choice.
My aforementioned intergalactic travels took place inside Eve: Valkyrie, which is an impressively detailed flying and fighting adventure, Battlezone delivers even more combat, Until Daw: Rush of Blood involves riding a rollercoaster surrounded by zombies, and Driveclub VR lets you experience immersive track races.
Other titles include Batman: Arkham VR, the spooky Here They Lie, Gran Turismo Sport, and Headmaster, a surprisingly addictive game that involves repeatedly heading soccer balls into targets.
PlayStation VR is the cheapest advanced virtual reality system on the market, but it’s not cheap.
In addition to buying the headset, you’ll need the $55 for PlayStation 4 Camera, and the $99 motion-tracked Move controllers to make the most of some games.
If you don’t own these already, your $399 purchase will quickly blow out to $600+.
The entire Playstation kit, including a console, will set you back $650.
PlayStation’s VR system also doesn’t track you when you turn away from its camera, graphics aren’t as crisp as some PS4 games, and you’ll need to be careful to keep your hair away from the headset’s lenses as they smear easily.
PLAYSTATION VR VERDICT
There’s a reason Sony’s VR headset sold out in Parts of America and countries like Australia etc.
The PlayStation’s take on virtual reality is comfortable, advanced, accessible, and compelling.
The number and variety of games will keep people coming back to this accessory, and it inarguably takes video games to a new level.
There will be moments of motion sickness for some players, others will opt for the higher resolution of more expensive systems, and some will bemoan its tangled appearance, but PlayStation VR has the greatest chance of making virtual reality mainstream, and sending many players into space.
Related Article : 5 reasons why Playstation VR will win against the rest