Sony “Looking Into” Offering PlayStation VR Games on PlayStation Plus

October 3, 2016Written by Jason Dunning


As part of the new PlayStation VR FAQ released today, Sony revealed that they’re looking into offering PSVR games on PlayStation Plus, but they have nothing to announce today:

We have nothing to share at this point in time, but we are looking into it.

It doesn’t look like any PSVR games will be offered this month, as the October 2016 PS+ lineup is already set.

Elsewhere in the FAQ, Sony detailed that the PlayStation VR headset itself is approximately 1.3lb without the cable and approximately 7.4 x 7.3 x 10.9 inches (width x height x length) with the headband at the shortest. The Processor Unit, meanwhile, weighs about 12.9oz and is approximately 5.6 x 1.4 x 5.6 inches.

The Processor Unit doesn’t provide extra processing power to the PS4, but instead assists it with 3D audio processing, HDMI cable management, Cinematic Mode, and the Social Screen TV output. While the PSVR Processor Unit supports video pass through for “regular 1080p signals and also supports 2160p (UHD or ‘4K’) content in YUV 420 color format at up to 60 Hz from a PlayStation Pro,” HDR signals are not supported. “This applies to both 1080p and 2160p HDR,” they add. “If you have a HDR capable TV and want to view PS4 content in HDR, it is necessary to cable the PS4 directly to the TV.”

The FAQ also states that an internet connection isn’t required for PSVR (unless you want to play online or download games), you can change the channel on the TV without affecting a PSVR user, and the PS4 only supports one PSVR headset at a time.

We’ll have much more details on PlayStation VR and the VR games as we approach launch on October 13.

Do you think PSVR games should be offered on PS+?

[Source: PS Blog]