PlayStation VR doesn't like mirrors or other shiny surfaces

If there's a mirror in view of your PS4 Camera, your PlayStation VR could get very confused. Sony confirmed that larger reflective surfaces could interfere with PSVR's LED tracking in an update to its massive PSVR FAQ, and you've got until Thursday (if you plan on getting a headset at launch) to decide what to do with them.

Here are a few ideas:

  • Smash the mirror then find a patch of four-leaf clovers to cancel out your bad luck
  • Turn the mirror around and try not to think about the infinite darkness being reflected back at the wall and how easy it would be to stare forever into those inky fathoms
  • Move the mirror to another room

Keep an eye on any other big, shiny surfaces as well, like the glass frame of a painting or un-curtained windows. Sony says you shouldn't need to worry about ambient light messing with PSVR, but do ensure there aren't any actual light sources like lamps or illuminated chargers in the viewing area. Check out Sony's FAQ and official setup videos for more guidance.

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Connor Sheridan

I got a BA in journalism from Central Michigan University - though the best education I received there was from CM Life, its student-run newspaper. Long before that, I started pursuing my degree in video games by bugging my older brother to let me play Zelda on the Super Nintendo. I've previously been a news intern for GameSpot, a news writer for CVG, and now I'm a staff writer here at GamesRadar.