Making the most of your space isn't as difficult as you might think.
Adventuring in VR can open up worlds that you never thought were possible. Nobody wants to be gunning down killer clowns in PlayStation VR and run into the coffee table. That's why making sure you have a playspace that is clear of obstacles or furniture is so important. PlayStation VR needs six feet of space in most cases, and that can be pesky for folks who don't have a ton of room. That's why we've got some tips to help you make the most of however much space you actually have to work with.
Use a spare room
Your best option is to have a room that is dedicated to VR. For most people, though, this isn't really feasible. After all, if you live in a place, it's doubtful there is an entire empty room just lying around waiting for you to fill it up with your brand new VR adventures.
Your best option is to have a room that is dedicated to VR.
If you've just had a roommate move out, or you're in the process of moving into a new place, you may well have a spare room; you're looking at the best case scenario. This way you can easily set up your PlayStation VR, PlayStation 4, and television without having to worry about moving or rearranging the room.
Adjust your space
Depending on your living situation and where your PlayStation VR is set up, you might be having issues finding six feet of uninterrupted space. This is especially true for the folks playing in apartments, weirdly shaped rooms, or homes with roommates. While it will take a little bit of wiggle work, there are a few things you can do to help.
When you set up your camera for the PlayStation VR, make sure it's placed in a way that gives you access to as much free space possible. This might mean placing the camera on top of or to the side of your TV. By making sure that the camera is facing towards the largest amount of open space, you can avoid having to rearrange your living room to make it more amenable to VR.
Even in a small or narrow room, you can usually clear out enough space to play.
There is, of course, always the option to go ahead and permanently rearrange your furniture. By doing this you will ensure that you don't need to move things out of the way every time you want to turn on your PlayStation VR.
The third option is to just move things out of the way when you are getting ready to play. Even in a small or narrow room, you can usually clear out enough room to play without running into anything. This may make life more difficult for anyone else who is in your home at the same time, but it will get you the room you need to play safely.
No matter how you adjust your space, you'll want to make sure that no animals or people are going to be running into your playspace. Make sure that roomies know you can't see or hear anything going on in the real world when you are playing. Likewise, if your pet likes to curl up at your feet when you are playing video games, you may want to put up some kind of carrier. That way you won't accidentally step on the dog's tail when you are trying to figure out what's going on in Gotham City. The same goes for toddlers, minus the carrier and tail part — just make sure they won't crawl over into the area where you play.
Take advantage of PlayStation VR games
There is a final option for making sure that you have enough room to use your PlayStation VR. Many of the games that are available will allow you to play sitting down. As long as you are playing a game that allows you to sit down, you won't need quite as much space to play.
This won't be possible with every game since some of them do require you to stand, but If you're in seriously cramped conditions, this can ensure that you don't lose out on using VR entirely. You'll just need enough space to reach your arms out while sitting on a chair or stool.
The room you have
Whether you have access to an entire room, or you're just sitting at the edge of your bed, there are plenty of ways to jump into a VR experience. Have you had to rearrange your room? Did you have issues finding enough space for PlayStation VR? Be sure to drop us a comment below, or pop into our forums to talk about it!