- Nov 14, 2007
Setting up the PlayStation VR is not difficult to do. Everything is numbered and is very obvious as to what plugs in to what. However, there is a lot to plug in........
I spent a good 30-45 minutes trying to neatly plug everything in so there were not cables all over the place. There will be one large cable going from the VR processing box to the VR headset. It is heavy and does add weight to the headset if you do not clip the cable to hip of your pants or something similar.
Once plugged in everything is done. The headset will perform a quick update and you are ready for VR.
My bundle came with 2x PS Move remotes and syncing those up to the PS4 is no different than the DS4 controller. These are must to fully enjoy the VR experience.
Sadly I found out that I can not use my Sony Gold headset with my VR headset without plugging it directly in to the PS VR. Wireless will not work.....
I found the sweet spot for me is to sit in a chair roughly 5ft away from the PlayStation Camera which is set under my TV about waist high. This gives me a flawless experience where the camera can easily detect if I lean forward, back, or side to side. This simply gives you the complete feeling that you are really in the world you are visiting.
The PS Move controllers also work very well with games like The London Heist and Batman VR. The pressure sensitive triggers give you the sensation that the hands you see are yours. There are times when I actually forget that can of soda or cigar is not real. I literally tried to put them to my mouth realizing they aren't there.
The PS VR headset is very comfortable. Sony did an amazing job designing this thing.
Anyone trying the PS VR headset for the first time really needs to play the PlayStation VR Worlds game first. This is 5 games in one, and it delivers the full VR experience in a great way. This honestly should have been packed in with all PS VR headsets and not just the bundle.
Overall I give the PlayStation VR an 8/10. I was worried that the games at launch would not allow you to fully appreciate the potential of VR, but thankfully there are some games that shine.