This is How Big Your Room Needs to be for PlayStation VR

By Aatif Sulleyman on at

A Sony guide has revealed just how big your room needs to be in order for you to use the PlayStation VR, and the good news is you’ve now got a great excuse to dust off the old wrecking ball.

I kid, I kid. The company recommends using it in a clear area measuring around 9.8 x 6.2 feet. That’s more than what’s required for the HTC Vive (6.5 x 5 feet), and may prove a bit too much of a stretch for some. It's time to get the measuring tape out. Sony also advises players to remain seated in the middle of the area while using the PS VR, unless an app or game says otherwise.

"Limit your use of PS VR to within the Play Area," it reads. "Clear an area larger than the Play Area of all obstacles before using PS VR and remain seated whenever possible. If the application requires you to stand while wearing the VR headset, follow the application instructions carefully, and maintain awareness of your surroundings."

The document also reveals that the height of your in-game area depends on the placement of the PlayStation camera, anyone in the room with you can have less fun by watching the PS VR action on a boring TV via Social Screen and that the headset itself is compatible with glasses.

Here's everything we know about the PlayStation VR. If your room's not big enough for it, here are the best alternatives. [PlayStation Asia via Polygon]