The PSVR is here and the hype is real, but how does the headset compare to the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive?
We asked three experts on the PlayStation VR’s virtual reality capabilities to weigh in on how the headset compares to other VR headsets.
Here’s what they had to say.
How can I play a PS4 title with my PSVR headset?
There are a number of ways you can play PS4 games with your PSVR.
First, the headset’s built-in PlayStation Camera will work with your existing PS4 controllers.
It also comes with a dedicated headset microphone that works with PSVR headsets.
If you’re using a PS Vita or PlayStation TV to play PSVR games, you can use the PS4 controller for a headset connection.
If you’re looking for a PS VR game to play with your old PlayStation 4, you’ll want to use the headset as a controller.
The headset will automatically detect your existing controller and make sure it supports your PS4’s built in PS Camera, meaning you can easily navigate the PSVR menus, adjust your volume, and switch between games without needing to look at your PS Move controller.
If your PS VR headset is the same model you’ve got on your old PS4, you should be able to use your existing PlayStation 4 controllers to play the game without issue.
We’re talking about the PS Move controllers here.
If it’s the PS VR Pro model, you won’t be able access all the buttons on the PS Pro controller.
If that’s the case, the controller you’ve used on your PS 4 controller will be the one that supports the PSR-1 camera.
If the PS R1 camera is a different model, that controller will also support the camera.
When you play a VR game on your new PS VR, you’re not limited to using your existing controllers.
You can also use the controller with a controller that supports your PlayStation Camera and use the virtual-reality headset to interact with the game world.
The virtual-room mode lets you interact with your virtual environment, even while wearing a VR headset.
If that’s your first time using PS VR with your PlayStation 4 controller, you may want to start off with the headset plugged into the PS Camera.
If this is your first VR experience, it’s best to use a separate headset for each headset.
If your first experience is a little more demanding than you were expecting, consider swapping out your headset and trying the game with a different controller.
Once you’ve gotten a handle on how VR works on your PlayStation VR, it’ll be a breeze to get into and out of the virtual space.
The VR camera lets you look around, move around, and interact with objects that you can see from the front.
The built-ins PS Move will let you move, shoot, and shoot things with your hands.
The PS Move allows you to interact in a way that feels natural, like you can just touch a face to move it or use it to reach a door.
We found the PS Moves to be a very satisfying experience.
The PlayStation Move controller also allows you access to your game menus, save files, and other important features.
When you’re playing a PS3 game on a PS Move, you get to move around a virtual room and interact in the game.
The PS Move also lets you see what’s on the screen and move your head around it.
You’ll also be able control the camera with your hand, just like you would in real life.
If using a new PSVR, it can be a bit tricky to get the headset to work with the PS Motion controllers.
Once you’ve plugged in your headset, the PS motion controllers are automatically detected, so the headset will work as a remote controller for all your game interactions.
Once plugged in, you will need to set up the PS Controller for the PS Movement.
The easiest way to do this is to set it up so the PS camera is centered over the left side of the headset.
Once it’s set up, you need to plug your PS Motion controller into the headset, and the PS controller will automatically use your PS Camera as a Remote Controller.
Once all the settings are set up and the headset is connected, you are ready to play.
Once connected to the headset and your game, the motion controllers will automatically track your movement.
You will be able tap the action button on the controller to shoot, fire, and jump.
You also have the option to switch between game modes, like traditional couch-style play, or the action-based “VR Theater.”