With the PlayStation VR arriving really soon, PlayStation 4 owners are wondering if they can play their PS4 games with the VR headset, but looks like their question has been answered as it was revealed that the PlayStation VR can play these games in “Cinematic mode.” Gamespot has reported about the new feature for the VR headset.
Although the PlayStation VR was originally designed for VR games and a ton of games are currently in development for Sony’s VR device, the Cinema mode function of the headset will allow players to play PS4 games in a view that simulates a five-meter screen (or 225 inches). It is like sitting in front of a very large screen. The Cinematic mode not just only works for PlayStation 4 games, but also for videos and even some of the PS4 functions, such as the Share Play and Live from PlayStation. It was even reported that the Cinematic mode will have three levels of zoom as tweeted by Giant Bomb’s Jeff Gerstmann.
Another cool feature is that users can enjoy 360 degrees of videos and photos that were captured from omnidirectional cameras on the PlayStation VR and it makes users feel like they are inside the captured footage. According to a report from Tech Times, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. CEO Andrew House has mentioned that there are already 230 game developers that are working on VR games for the Sony VR headset. These ranges from indie developers to the top game publishers in the game industry. And with the expected October release for the PlayStation VR, around 50 games were planned to be released.
So far a handful of games were revealed for the PSVR line up:
- Eagle Flight
- Star Wars Battlefront
- Rez Infinite
- EVE: Valkyrie
- RIGS: Mechanized Combat League
- Wayward Sky
- Until Dawn: Rush of Blood
- Tumble VR
- PlayStation VR Worlds
The PlayStation VR is priced at AUD 549.95 (USD 399) and will be available on October.