All PlayStation 4 games can be played on Sony's upcoming PlayStation Virtual Reality headset, thanks to its cinematic mode.
This nifty feature enables users to take pleasure in a multitude of content "in a large virtual screen" while they are wearing the VR headset. The PS VR's cinematic mode supports PS4 games and videos. Users can likewise enjoy different PS4 functionalities, in the likes of Share Play along with Live from PlayStation.
Users are able to stream content on what the company calls a "virtual screen" measuring "up to 225 inches (5 meters in width) at a distance of 2.5 meters (8 feet)."
"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," says Sony in a press release.
Andrew House, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.'s president and global CEO, says in a blogpost that at the moment there are 230 developers that are building content for the PS VR, "from smaller independent teams to larger studios at the industry's top publishers."
It is expected that when the wearable device comes out in October this year, it is going to have more than 50 games on it.
A few of the confirmed PS VR games include the following:
Star Wars Battlefront
RIGS: Mechanized Combat League
Until Dawn: Rush of Blood
PlayStation VR Worlds
Meanwhile, Jeff Gerstmann, cofounder of Giant Bomb and a gaming reporter, has posted a tweet giving further information about the PS VR's cinematic mode.
Gerstmann says that the mode is going to allow gamers to play non-VR games using the headset and that this is packed with three levels of zoom.
Cinematic mode lets you play non-VR games in the headset. Three levels of zoom.
— Jeff Gerstmann (@jeffgerstmann) March 15, 2016
Personally I don’t get why anyone would play non-VR games in a VR headset, but I guess it’s cool that they all seem to do that. — Jeff Gerstmann (@jeffgerstmann) March 16, 2016
The headset will carry the suggested retail price of $399 in North America the moment it comes out in October.
In the meantime, we earlier reported that preorder for the PlayStation VR launch bundle will start on March 22.