PLAYS­TA­TION VR

Computer Arts - - Special Report -

A more af­ford­able op­tion than the HTC Vive or Ocu­lus Rift, PlayS­ta­tion VR is teth­ered to a PS4 rather than an ex­pen­sive PC gam­ing rig, but the down­side is less power, and so po­ten­tially, less im­mer­sion.

The PlayS­ta­tion Cam­era tracks nine light points on the head­set so room-scale VR is tech­ni­cally pos­si­ble, but as Sony has opted for one sen­sor in­stead of two, the track­ing is not as good as on the HTC Vive.

Al­though, at present, PlayS­ta­tion VR con­tent is more gam­ing­fo­cused, the head­set’s huge sales fig­ures (745,000 units since its launch in Oc­to­ber – well ahead of the HTC Vive and Ocu­lus Rift) makes it a se­ri­ous propo­si­tion for the mass mar­ket. Price: £350.

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