Sony warns of the risks of PlayStation VR: possible dizziness, nausea or disorientation

The device, like other virtual reality headsets, is not recommended for children.

Although many advances have been made in the area of ​​motion sickness with virtual reality devices, there are players who still suffer with the helmet on. Some of the users who have already had access to the beta 3.5 of the firmware of PlayStation 4 have been able to access the security warnings about PlayStation VR and a member of Reddit has uploaded to the network the message that Sony. The Japanese company warns that the device, still without a release date or price, could cause some users "dizziness, nausea, disorientation, blurred vision or other discomfort while viewing virtual reality content."


As has already happened with other helmets from other brands, Sony warns that its use is not recommended for children under 12 years of age. The American portal GamesRadar explains that everything is due to pupillary distance, or in other words, the space between each of a person's pupils. The normal thing is that this distance does not change after 16 years, and the helmet seems made for an adult pupillary distance. A child wearing a helmet could have a distorted and wrong vision of what is seen, a circumstance that could ruin the experience and cause discomfort to the child.


Among other lines of use, it is recommended to be careful with pets and children that could collide with the user during their practice. The warning message does not go beyond a series of recommendations and guides for players and users interested in using the new technology. 3DJuegos has had several opportunities at the controls of PlayStation VR in different fairs and events and we can confirm first-hand that the Sony helmet, in terms of possible dizziness or discomfort that it could cause, does not differ in anything from other manufacturers.