PlayStation VR Mega Pack (PS4)
About this deal
Like other virtual reality headsets on the market, PlayStation VR has the arduous task of completely immersing you in a video game by producing two images simultaneously and then sending them to a headset a few feet away. But unlike competing devices (which require expensive graphics cards to get the job done), PS VR can do it using only the PlayStation 4's built-in GPU. For now at least, the PlayStation VR is truly different to anything else on the market. While Oculus Rift has closed in on the cost disparity, the PSVR only requires a PS4 console to run, not an expensive PC setup.The Oculus Go doesn't offer the immersive gaming quality the PSVR does. Different story for Oculus Quest 2, though. Go was a good VR intro for many — it's now discontinued — but it doesn't match up.
If you decide to get up and wander around, the PSVR can follow you to an extent, but don't expect to take more than a few steps in any direction without a warning from the system that you're straying too far away. Take gaming to new heights, depths and levels of immersion to discover breathtaking new worlds every time you put on the headset.
Playing PS VR games on a PS5 console requires a PS VR headset, PlayStationCamera for PS4 (Model CUH-ZEY1 or CUH-ZEY2) and a PlayStationCamera adaptor (all included in the bundle).
Those numbers are great, but they're matched by both the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. The one advantage Sony has that neither Oculus nor HTC can claim is that it's actually a world-class game publisher. While the other two have been trying to create connections with developers over the past few years, Sony already has them.If you want to be specific about it, PlayStation VR can handle 1080p games on its 920 x RGB x 1080 OLED display at either 90Hz (meaning that the image refreshes itself 90 times per second) or at 120Hz depending on the VR game or application.
Survive a gangster thrill-ride in The London Heist; plunge into the depths of Ocean Descent; hunt an alien artefact in Scavenger’s Odyssey; weave through traffic in VR Luge; and destroy rivals in futuristic sport Danger Ball. When you think about it, it really is remarkable that the affordable PSVR solution is as capable as it is.It has its problems, but by and large the PlayStation VR proves that not only is console VR viable, it's actually enjoyable, too. Absorb every second of the action through a custom 5.7’ OLED screen with smooth visuals and super low latency.
The fully immersive PS VR headset
There's definitely a distinct difference between PS4 and PS4 Pro versions of VR games. However, it's probably not one that can be spotted by the unwitting non-techie –it's something that you can only spot if you're paying close attention to how certain textures look in-game or how objects look in the distance.