We’re just days away from getting our hands on PlayStation VR and Sony have put together a massive, and rather comprehensive, FAQ on all things PlayStation VR.
The cinematic mode is something I have been very interested in since it was announced and thanks to the FAQ we now know exactly how it will work.
Q: What is PS VR Cinematic mode?
This is a mode to view the PS4 system UI and all non-VR games and applications on a virtual screen. This screen has varying sizes from Small (117 inches), Medium (163 inches) and Large (226 inches), placed virtually at 6 – 10 feet away (the size of the screen may feel different depending on the individual).
Q: Will my existing, non-VR PS4 games work with the PS VR headset?
Yes, PS4 games will work using Cinematic Mode, which is used to view the PS4 system interface and non-VR games and applications on a virtual screen. Non-VR games which use the PS Camera like the original non-VR PlayRoom and Tearaway Unfolded are not supported by PS VR Cinematic mode.
Q: Does Cinematic Mode impact the framerate performance of non-VR games?
No. Cinematic Mode is provided by the PS VR’s Processor Unit and does not impact the performance of PS4 games and applications in any way.
If you have a 3D TV then you will be not be able to view 3D content in PSVR, the FAQ specifically mentions this and adds that there are no plans to add 3D support to the PSVRs.
For the full FAQ, which is well worth a look if you are thinking of getting a PSVR, click here.