Virtual reality is more than just popping a headset on your head, unless all you’re doing is just watch a movie. If you plan on playing games that involves controllers, this is where it gets more tricky because not only does your computer need to be able to support the headset, so does your room.
By that we mean that you’ll probably want to make sure you have enough space around you so that you don’t hit the wall or knock things over. Now if you are planning on getting Sony PlayStation VR, a pamphlet has made its way onto Imgur (via Polygon) which shows you how much space is required for you to play comfortably.
Assuming this pamphlet is the real deal and it is for the PlayStation VR, it has been suggested that players will need 9.8 feet of space in length of the room, and 6.2 feet in width. It also requires users to have a 2 foot dead zone in front of the PlayStation Camera which is used for tracking purposes.
This isn’t to say that you can’t play the game if you have a smaller room, it’s just that maybe you won’t be able to move as freely as you’d like, but either way perhaps now’s a good time to start measuring your play area and to start shifting things around. In the meantime the PlayStation VR has been scheduled for a release on the 13th of October.