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All PS4 Games are Playable on PlayStation VR with Cinematic Mode

All PS4 Games are Playable on PlayStation VR with Cinematic Mode - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 16 March 2016 / 4,659 Views

 Sony has revealed that all PlayStation 4 games are playable on PlayStation VR with the "cinematic mode." It simulates a 225 inch TV screen at a distance of 2.5 meters.

"Users can enjoy content on a virtual screen up to 225 inches (5 meters in width) at a distance of 2.5 meters," said Sony in a press release to GameSpot.

Users will also be able watch movies with this new mode, as well as use other PlayStation 4 features. This includes Share Play and Live from PlayStation.

"Users will also be able to enjoy 360 degrees photos and videos that are captured by devices such as omnidirectional cameras on PS VR via PS4 Media Player, which will let them feel as if they are physically inside the captured scene," added Sony.

PlayStation VR launches in October 2016 for $399.

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19 Comments

Arlo (on 16 March 2016)

Dude..... That's actually really cool.


NSS7 (on 16 March 2016)

So, this mean is it possible to play PS4 without HDTV if I using PS VR ?


Azuren (on 16 March 2016)

When you put it like that, this is a 225" 1080p OLED TV for $400.


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The_BlackHeart__ (on 16 March 2016)

Apparently the extra processor on the headset can upscale the frame rate as well. This thing is looking better than an actual TV.


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Skratchy (on 16 March 2016)

As long as this works properly, and we get some kick ass games, this is already sounding like an amazing product


JRPGfan (on 16 March 2016)

Yep... lay in bed, with headset on, watching movie. Or if someone wants to use the TV, you grab the headset, and use that instead. And they can watch tv, while you play games.


DivinePaladin (on 16 March 2016)

I don't think you could do it laying down, unless they're misrepresenting how Cinema Mode works. If the camera is truly needed for head tracking on all titles, then you have to sit up in front of the TV either way. If Cinema Mode is just an actual flat screen then there's no issues there but it's implied a little bit here that it rotates with your head as with regular VR titles.


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Jranation (on 17 March 2016)

Sooooo which one of is telling the truth? It seems quite important to know what the limits of this.


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DivinePaladin (on 17 March 2016)

We're not gonna know a real answer for a while in all likelihood. From the way I've read things it sounds like you still need head tracking, which the PSVR cannot do natively. Sony has no real reason to reveal whether or not my theory is correct, because if it's not they're spoiling the whole point of advertising it this way. With the way they're marketing the PSVR in general it's very dependent on specific phrasing - listing a number of games in development but not focusing on specific games as much to instill confidence in the product, the new "show off to friends" bundle to try and convince others of its worth, so on and so forth - and this seems no different.

I'm still skeptical of the PSVR's lasting power, obviously, but the way they keep pushing it doesn't help things.


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Angelv577 (on 16 March 2016)

This might actually be a selling point for me if it is what I think it is.


TallSilhouette (on 16 March 2016)

This is actually a big selling point for me; being able to play all my nonVR PS4 games and use the OS on a 'big' and beautiful OLED screen. My LCD has served me well but is getting on in years.


DM235 (on 17 March 2016)

The PS VR resolution is 1920x1080, so each eye only gets 960x1080. That means the image may appear more blurry than an actual HDTV (better than 720p but worse than 900p).


Shiken (on 17 March 2016)

And that does it for me. Day one!


Olivernintentoal (on 17 March 2016)

whoa...that makes me want a PS4


Hiku (on 17 March 2016)

Hmm, this is actually interesting because as of late my TV is a bit too far away from me to see certain details, or read some text so I've been thinking about re positioning some of my furniture to solve this but this would be another solution.


Jranation (on 17 March 2016)

Wasn't there another VR that have the same feature? Like wearing the VR to have a bigger screen? Or was it only the PSVR?


DM235 (on 17 March 2016)

Sony used to sell a head mounted display unit (for about $1,000) that would do exactly that.
http://www.amazon.com/Sony-HMZ-T3W-Mounted-Viewer-Model/dp/B00FNJGJN0


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chakkra (on 17 March 2016)

Well, if we take into consideration that that can be acchieved using the Google Cardboard (of course, I assume that not with the same quality) then I would assume that any VR device can do it.


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kooltrex (on 16 March 2016)

Noice