Since the launch on Oct. 13th, PS VR has received an astounding amount of coverage. It even trumped HTC Vive and Oculus Rift launch coverage. Of course, consumers have started to tinker with the tech and see what kind of things can be modified or exploited. One of the major discoveries is that the headset can be connected to devices other than the PS4 to display video in cinematic mode for 2D gaming.
With help from PS VR Reddit, YouTuber Matownerie put together a five-minute video detailing just how to get the full-screen mode going for PC users without needing an extra screen. With this setup, head-tracking isn’t available and Matownerie hopes someone finds a way to make it work in the future.
- From VR headset connection cable, connect the power input to the PS VR processor unit, but connect the HDMI to the PC
- Where the HDMI would normally connect to the processor unit, connect an HDMI from there to the opposite end of the processor on the port labeled “HDMI PS4” (the unit will not function without this step)
We’ve yet to test this out ourselves but we’ll follow up when we do. In the meantime, be sure to read up on our previous coverage of the PlayStation VR:
- The day before launch, we covered the sci-fi FPS Farpoint in our 50 Days of PS VR, and the other days are archived in the article as well.
- PS VR doesn’t have true “room-scale” gameplay, but the developers of the Brookhaven Experiment found a simple work-around.
- There’s no definitive insight into PS VR sales thus far and there won’t be for some time, but Sony gave us something to work with.
- Is PlayStation for you? Get the look at the PS VR from the perspective of a hardcore console gamer.
- Here are the PlayStation VR releases for the week of 10/09/16.