PlayStation VR Mega Pack (PS4)
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Many of the experiences aren't as crisp as the ones found on the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive, but, for a system that uses a PS4 instead of an expensive PC gaming rig, we're not complaining. Max joined the site after a fruitful spell writing about wearable and smart home tech for Wareable and The Ambient, and is a magazine journalism graduate from City, University of London. When you think about it, it really is remarkable that the affordable PSVR solution is as capable as it is.
One of the big advantages that the PS4 has compared to an Xbox One or Nintendo Switch is that it has the option of expanding into full console VR if you want it to (we're not counting the admittedly fun Nintendo Labo VR kit here!The PS VR headset is designed to be very easy to put on and take off, with an adjustable headband and optical scope for the perfect fit. It's surprisingly accurate given the fact that it's only using a single camera to track what's happening.
We'd advise a little caution if you're considering pre-owned units, as the lack of use in recent years may have dulled the charge capacity of the battery compared to new controllers.The advantages differ from game-to-game, and the PS4 Pro is currently setup to only support games where the developer has enabled "Pro Mode", a hardware boosting technology that tells the PS4 to use extra processing power. Sony released an updated, rounder (see image above) model with a built-in TV-mount and there are deals included in the chart below.
PlayStation VR comes at extra cost, but is a great gateway into real VR experiences and games for the curious. However, it's probably not one that can be spotted by the unwitting non-techie –it's something that you can only spot if you're paying close attention to how certain textures look in-game or how objects look in the distance. VR has existed in one form or another for decades, but the modern version of the technology is more immersive and less nausea-inducing than it's ever been.And for those concerned about latency, Sony says that PlayStation VR's response rate is locked in at around 18ms – which is about 0.