PlayStation VR’s Cinematic Mode Will Display Xbox One and PC Games

October 13, 2016Written by Tyler Treese

PlayStation VR Cinematic Mode

One of the neatest features packed into PlayStation VR is the virtual reality headset’s ability to display 2D games in its Cinematic Mode. It’ll display games that don’t have VR support, like Destiny or Uncharted 4, on a gigantic movie theater screen. There is definitely a loss in fidelity, but the novelty is certainly cool. Even if you’re still ultimately stuck with your regular television once you take the headset off.

We’re now learning that Cinematic Mode isn’t only compatible with the PlayStation 4, though. In fact, it works as an HDMI display device and can display anything that is plugged into the Processor Unit. From a Blu-ray player to other gaming consoles, anything that uses an HDMI cord will display on the headset. Pretty cool, huh?

Here are just a few of the compatible devices:

  • Xbox One
  • Xbox 360
  • PlayStation 3
  • Nintendo Wii U
  • PCs
  • Blu-ray Players
  • Cable

So, if you don’t mind viewing games, movies, television, or whatever entertainment you want to partake in at a lower resolution, this is a pretty cool way to indulge. It’s similar to how the Xbox One can display any HDMI device (thanks to its HDMI-in slot), and how technically you can play PlayStation 4 or Wii U titles on that. Although, there is enough lag that there is really no reason to play that way besides the novelty. Ultimately, that is probably how Cinematic Mode will fare, but it’s still pretty cool for now.

Let us know in the comments if you’ll be hooking any other devices to PlayStation VR and how you are enjoying your virtual reality headset so far! Have you used PlayStation VR Cinematic Mode? If so, thoughts?

(Source: ETR via Reddit)