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PlayStation VR Not Recommended for Kids, Plus More New Details Inside

Are you looking forward to playing all your games in VR? Before you place your pre-order for the holodeck precursor, check out a new document Sony released, showing some interesting details, including the suggested play area. In the guide, it shows a 3 meter depth by a 1.9 meter width (effectively 5.7 square meters or 61 square feet) with the player’s actions being contained in the rear half of that area.

The document also mentions a “Cinematic mode” and “Social Screen” for PS VR.  The “Cinematic mode” will let you play games, watch videos, or “enjoy 360-degree photos or videos” from the PS VR headset. The “Social Screen” has “Mirroring” and “Separate modes“. In “Mirroring mode“, the TV and headset will display the same images. In “Separate mode“, the TV will act as a separate, second screen for co-op or competitive play.

There are a few other additional details that you may not know. First, Sony states that children under 12 should not be allowed to use the headset. They do recommend everyone should try the headset before buying it, and that you should remain seated while playing. (Once released, there will be many YouTube videos showing why this is important.) It is also confirmed that wearing glasses will not exclude you from playing on the PS VR headset as it has been designed to be comfortable for glass-wearing folk.

For a deeper look on what you can expect when PS VR launches, click here for Kyle’s petrifying experience.


Jason became terminally addicted to videogames after receiving the NES at an early age. This addiction grew to include PC gaming and was cemented with the launch of the PS2. From then on, he was afflicted with epic RPGs, tense shooters, and deep strategy games, never becoming skillful, but never able to quit. He continues to play games (poorly) and share his passion for them to anyone willing to listen.

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