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PlayStation VR requires about 60-square-feet of space and other new details

Have tiny, cramped rooms? If so, you may not be able to play PlayStation VR.

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According to new documentation released by Sony, PlayStation VR will require roughly 60-square-feet of cleared space to use, and will ask players to remain seated whenever possible while playing. Does this mean no Just Dance for PlayStation VR? gasps

According to a sales brochure for the device, the PlayStation Camera, which is required to use the headset, will need a cleared area of about 9.8 feet by 6.2 feet.

The brochure reads:

“Limit your use of PS VR to within the Play Area. Clear an area larger than the Play Area of all obstacles before using PS VR and remain seated whenever possible. If the application requires you to stand while wearing the VR headset, follow the application instructions carefully, and maintain awareness of your surroundings.”

In regards to the height of the play area, that will be dependent on how high up the camera is set, at least according to the official PlayStation Asia site.

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As previously expected, PlayStation VR will feature  a social screen mode that allows people not wearing the headset to play along or just watch casually via the television.

The headset will also come equipped with a cinematic mode that will allow users to watch movies and PS4 games on a big screen in a virtual space. The headset will also be able to explore 360-degree photos and videos taken by devices such as omnidirectional camera.

As previously thought, but now confirmed, the PlayStation VR headset comes with a separate processor unit. The Unit is about 5.6 inches x 1.5 inches x 5.6 inches. Or in other words, an inch or two smaller than the Wii.

The headset is due out on October 13th for $399, not including the PlayStation Camera or the optional (but recommended) move wands. It will deliver 960×1080 resolution to each eye at a refresh rate of 120hz or 90hz.

Important to note: As with all other VR devices, PlayStation VR should not be used by children under the age of 12.

My Opinion:

Yelp, free space like that is very limited in my apartment. Good thing I’m not a day one buyer, otherwise I might have to sell my couch.


Tyler Fischer is an Associate Writer for MONG who plays video games when he’s not busy researching alien conspiracy theories at 2AM. You can find him on Twitter.

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