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How to Screenshot and Capture Gameplay on PSVR 2?

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Reviewed By: Kevin Pocock

Last Updated on July 15, 2024
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Wondering how to screenshot and capture gameplay on PSVR 2? You’ve come to the right place.

The PSVR 2 has already been released, coming in hot with some remarkable enhanced features compared to its predecessor. There is no doubt that it will quickly take the world of VR by storm. It would be the next generation or the future of VR headsets. 

So, if you are planning to buy one for yourself and want to know if you can capture a screenshot during gameplay, don’t worry. We have got that answered for you – just read on.

How do you screenshot on PSVR 2?

Taking screenshots should be easy and hassle-free. Since there isn’t much time during an in-game scene to capture a screenshot, you may lose the moment if you don’t act fast enough. So, there needs to be a speedy way to capture an in-game screenshot.

The Sense Controllers for PSVR 2 have a sleek and modern design. They help users with easy and quick content sharing to help create a fun experience. With Sony’s latest design, gamers won’t miss capturing a screenshot on PSVR 2.

Like a Share Button on a PS5 Dual Sense controller, users will have a Create Button on their PSVR 2 left Sense Controller. So, users can open the Create Menu by pressing the Create Button. From this Menu, they can easily capture screenshots of gameplay without even exiting VR Mode.

PSVR 2 offers an even more accessible and quick way to capture screenshots without exiting the VR Mode. Press and hold the Create Button on the left controller of a PSVR 2 and capture as many screenshots as you want.

How to Capture Gameplay on Your PSVR 2?

Like capturing a screenshot on a PSVR 2, capturing gameplay is effortless. The steps to capture an ongoing game’s gameplay are similar and do not require any serious effort. Just follow the below easy steps:

Step

1

Press the Create Button on the left controller of your PSVR 2.

This will open the Create Menu.

Step

2

Click on the Capture option

This will take a screenshot, without you needing to leave VR mode.

Step

3

Alternatively, record a video of gameplay by double tapping create.

Double-tap the Create Button from your left PSVR 2 and capture the gameplay video. Double-tap again to stop recording.

Once you have successfully captured a screenshot or video recording of gameplay, you can always view the captured content from the media library.

To view the media library, follow the below easy steps:

Step

1

Hit the PS main button

This will take you to the PS5 menu

Step

2

Go to the ‘media section’

Scroll down to the media section, click on it and find your captured content.

Step

3

Share

Once found, you can now share it with friends and family members. You can do this by hitting share on Twitter (which will take you to Twitter) or the option to share with a Party. This is the PS5 messaging service. Remember, you can access this via the PlayStation mobile app too.

Moreover, if you are planning to stream PSVR 2 content, it is possible. The process to share the stream for PSVR 2 content is the same as for the PS5 content-sharing stream. 

Note that the screenshots you would capture using your PSVR 2 would be in high-quality 4K resolution. Sony understands the main requirement of the current generation’s advanced video output display. Therefore, they have boosted the PSVR 2 with a 4K support.

Troubleshooting and FAQs

Capturing gameplay screenshots on PSVR 2 is an exciting way to preserve and share your gaming moments. However, you may encounter some issues or have questions regarding the screenshot functionality.

Here are some troubleshooting tips and frequently asked questions to help you overcome common challenges:

Screenshots Not Capturing

  • Check if the screenshot feature is enabled: Ensure that you have enabled the screenshot capture feature in the PSVR 2 settings. Go to the settings menu and verify that the option is turned on.
  • Verify available storage space: Insufficient storage space on your PSVR 2 or connected storage devices may prevent screenshots from capturing. Check your available storage and free up space if needed.
  • Restart your PSVR 2 system: Sometimes, a simple system restart can resolve temporary glitches. Restart your PSVR 2 system and try capturing the screenshots again.

Errors or Quality Issues

  • Adjust lighting conditions: Poor lighting conditions can affect the quality of the screenshots. Ensure that the environment is adequately lit to capture clear and vibrant screenshots.
  • Check for system updates: Make sure that your PSVR 2 system software is up-to-date. System updates often include improvements and bug fixes that may address screenshot-related issues.
  • Reset the camera calibration: If you notice misalignment or distortion in the screenshots, try recalibrating the PSVR 2 camera. Follow the instructions provided in the PSVR 2 user manual or consult the manufacturer’s support documentation.

FAQs

Can I capture screenshots while in VR mode?

Yes, you can capture screenshots while in VR mode. Simply follow the same procedure for capturing screenshots described in the article while wearing your PSVR 2 headset.

How do I access the captured screenshots?

Captured screenshots are typically saved in the capture gallery on your PSVR 2 system. From the main menu, navigate to the capture gallery to view and manage your screenshots.

Can I transfer the screenshots to another device?

Yes, you can transfer screenshots from your PSVR 2 system to a USB storage device or upload them to online platforms for sharing purposes. Refer to the PSVR 2 user manual or manufacturer’s support documentation for detailed instructions on transferring screenshots.

Are there any limitations to capturing screenshots on PSVR 2?

While PSVR 2 offers screenshot capture functionality, certain games or applications may have restrictions or disable the screenshot feature for copyright or security reasons. Be aware that not all games or VR experiences may allow capturing screenshots.

Conclusion

Capturing content on any platform is fun as it creates many memories, but it should be quick and easy. Capturing and sharing content in PS5 is relatively easy and fast. Therefore, Sony used similar tactics in their latest PSVR 2 by making capturing content easier for its users now. It’s pretty easy to screenshot on PSVR2.

So, if you plan to buy a PSVR 2 to enhance your gaming experience, it will be a good choice as you won’t have to worry about preserving your gaming memories anymore without missing them.

Kevin is the Editor of PC Guide. He has a broad interest and enthusiasm for consumer electronics, PCs and all things consumer tech - and more than 15 years experience in tech journalism.