If you can afford it, you can get a TV as big as 100 inches in your home but chances are the screen at your local movie theater is going to be bigger. Instead of spending tens of thousands of dollars to recreate that experience at home, Sony wants you to know that you can easily experience a massive 226 inch screen by switching on the “cinematic mode” in its PlayStation VR headset.
Sony has detailed how the PlayStation VR’s cinematic mode works in a post on its Japanese PlayStation Blog. PS4 owners can basically play games on a massive virtual screen as long as they have the virtual reality headset on.
Cinematic mode allows users to choose between three simulated viewing sizes: 117 inches, 163 inches and 226 inches. The default 163 inch size is going to encompass the user’s entire field of view while the biggest size will require the user to move their head from side to side if they want to see what’s going on. Sony says the experience is akin to sitting in the front row at a movie theater.
Players who get tired while wearing PlayStation VR can lay down without any worries because the display is going to match their horizontal perspective.
PlayStation VR pre-orders went live earlier this year and quickly sold out. Sony is going to release the headset in October this year.