Sony Details Play Area, Gaming Scenarios And Age Limit For PlayStation VR

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Jeff Fx

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>PSVR doesn’t recommend the experience for children ...However, a reason for the PSVR limitation wasn’t provided.

It's because we don't know what VR headsets will do to a developing brain. Some people are currently experimenting on their own young children, so we will be able to collect some data despite this being a really unethical experiment.
 

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don't be stupid, the hardware does nothing to your kid. at most it makes his eyes red because of playing too much.
it just means that kids can use it, but it's up to the parents to keep them from hurting themselves. you don't want kids throwing controllers around because they saw an enemy in front of them. the physical dimensions of the headset also artificially limit the age.
and let's not forget that the games have age restrictions.
 

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on a still developing body, i could see a few things that could happen, Astigmatism is probably the most likely one that could happen.
 

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The actual reason is because children's eyes aren't far enough apart to center up on the lenses. Which means it will be really blurry and their eyes will tire out quickly trying to compensate. It's like trying to drive your car without your glasses on.
 

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This Person is Correct. The reason none of the three VR allow children to play is the distance of their eyes.
 

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My 12 year old could wear the vive just fine. So yeah children will be wearing these. My eldest sons head was big enough to fit a vive since he was like 8.. Big head. The head grows first then everything else.
 

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It's not so much the head size as the eye distance. They say about the age 12-13 is where the eyes are far enough apart to be able to use VR (think some people with tiny heads). When you are using the Vive and you crank up the distance between the lens you will notice it's a tad blurry but still playable. It's just a precaution that the blurred game-play does not adversely effect the children's developing eyes.
 
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