PlayStation®VR FAQ

PlayStation®VR FAQ

Q: What do I need to own to experience PS VR?

PlayStation VR allows you to experience the future of gaming through virtual reality with a PS VR system, your PS4™ and PlayStation®Camera. Most games utilize the DUALSHOCK®4 Wireless Controller. Many PS VR games give you an option to enhance your experience through the use of two PlayStation®Move motion controllers, while there are a limited number of games that require two PlayStation Move motion controllers. 

Q: How much physical space will I need to play?

The recommended play space measures approximately 3.0 m by 1.9 m total, with the user in VR sitting about 1.5 m in front of the PlayStation Camera / TV. Make sure that no walls, furniture, or objects can impede your VR play space.

Q: Can I wear my glasses inside of the headset?

Yes, the PS VR headset is designed to accommodate users that wear glasses. You can telescope the lens closer to, and farther away from, your face to get the optimal fit.

Q: Can PS VR fit to any head sizes?

PS VR can adjust to comfortably accommodate a wide range of head sizes.

Q: Do I need a TV to play PS VR?

You will need a TV for certain system settings, and also for certain local multiplayer games that require other users to see content on the TV using the Social Screen feature. 

Q: Do I need a PS Move motion controller to play PS VR games?

The vast majority of PS VR games support DUALSHOCK 4 , while offering PlayStation Move as an option for an enhanced experience. There are a limited number of titles that require the use of two PS Move motion controllers. Please check the requirements of individual games from the descriptions on the front of the PS VR software packaging or from PlayStation™Store.

Q: Do I need PlayStationⓇEye to use PlayStaion Move?

PlayStation Eye can not be used for PS4. You will need PlayStation Camera to utilize PlayStation Move.

Q: Do I need new headphones to experience 3D audio?

No, any wired stereo headphones or wired earbuds can support 3D audio. Stereo headphones are included with PS VR, but you can also use your preferred audio headsets if they feature a standard 3.5mm male connector.

Q: Can I use Wireless Headset (CECHYA-0090/CECHYA-0083)?

Yes, but you should connect the wireless headset using a standard 3.5mm wired cable. A wireless audio connection will not work with PS VR.

Q: Will it output the game audio from TV speakers while using headphones?

Yes, audio comes from both TV and headphones.

Q: Do I need to be connected to the internet to play PS VR games?

An internet connection is not required, unless you plan to play an online multiplayer-enabled title or want to download a title from PlayStation Store.

However, you will need to update your PS4 to the latest system software.

Q: Does PSVR games only sells digital version?

No, we have both package version and digital version like other PS4 games, but depending on the game titles.

Q: Can I play PS VR games without the headset?

You’ll need to wear the headset to experience VR. However, certain titles such as The PlayRoom VR will support local multiplayer modes that allow a PS VR user and other players to play together using PS VR’s Social Screen.

Q: Will I be able to play non-VR games and watch video content on PS VR?

PS VR has a feature called Cinematic Mode, which lets users enjoy content in 2D, including PS4 games and movies, on a giant virtual screen while wearing the VR headset. The PS Camera is required for initial setup, but not when actually using Cinematic Mode.

Q: Will Cinematic Mode supports 3D audio while playing BD/DVD or media player?

Cinematic Mode supports LPCM2ch, 5.1ch, or 7.1ch audio as virtual surround sound by headphones connected to your PSVR.

Q: Is there a particular age I should be at to use PS VR?

Age 12 and up.