Vive Owner Uses PS4 Remote Play to Play Titles in VR

The Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) is set to let Xbox One owners play their console titles on a giant VR screen with game streaming through Windows 10. It’s an intriguing feature that gives players access to even more content within VR, if not natively. It’s also thought that this feature will come officially to the HTC Vive HMD. Unofficially, however, one VR fan has already discovered how to do this with Sony Interactive Entertainment’s (SIE’s) PlayStation 4 console.

YouTube user shadshack has posted the below video, first spotted by Pop Sci, which features the HTC Vive’s desktop viewing app paired with the newly released Remote Play streaming on PC. It’s a strikingly simple concept; the desktop viewing app allows you to access normal content on your PC within a virtual theatre on a giant screen. Running the PlayStation 4’s Remote Play feature means that pretty much any title appearing on the console can be played in that way, which will surely beat the monitors that many will be using now.

Of course, the PlayStation 4 is soon to get its own VR HMD in PlayStation VR, which will be launching in October 2016 for $399 USD. The device will have its own suite of native VR titles but will also feature a cinematic mode in which other content on the console can be played on an enlarged screen.

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