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4 Easiest Ways | How to Record Steam VR Gameplay

Vanessa Chiang Updated on Apr 20, 2021|   min read

With so many VR games now available in the market, people are now moving to these games from traditional games. While playing VR games, one of the things you would like to do is to record the gameplay. There are actually some really easy ways to capture VR games on various devices and this post lists four ways for you to record and save VR gameplay. Let's get started.

How to Record VR Gameplay with EaseUS RecExperts

If you want to play a VR game, you can download the game directly and play it, or get the game from Steam and then play it within the Steam environment. In both these two situations, EaseUS RecExperts for Windows can be helpful. This program is a go-to solution for all kinds of recording needs for many people, no matter you are a beginner or a pro.

With this tool, you can record screen on PC, record audio, and record all the gameplay. With the help of its functionality, you can capture the game footage of nearly all the popular games on computers and consoles. For instance, you can record LOL gameplay, Minecraft, PUBG, and so on. And all you need to do is hit a button and it will record whatever on your screen.

Key Features:

  • Record gameplay of VR games
  • Select frame rate according to the properties of the game
  • Record screen and webcam simultaneously
  • Support for hotkeys
  • Safe and secure

You might want to learn more about this powerful gameplay recorder, download it by clicking the button below.

How to Record VR Gameplay in Simplest Way:

Here we will show you how to record VR games step by step.

Step 1. Start your favorite game and launch EaseUS RecExperts. Choose "Full" or "Region" to select the recording area according on your game window.

Select recording area for your gameplay

Step 2. Select the frame rate you want to record, as well as the output format and video quality. 

Adjust settings

Step 3. Click the orange button "REC" and your recording will start. You will see a small bar, which shows the time of your record. If needed, you can take screenshots in recording, or set the specific time to stop the recording by clicking the "Clock" icon on the toolbar.

Start game recording

Step 4. Once done, you can edit the recorded footage with the built-in video editor. On the recorded video, you can trim the recordings as you want.

Finally, you can export the ready-to-use video clip in the appropriate video format.

View recorded gameplay
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How to Record Gameplay on Mac

EaseUS RecExperts for Mac is also a rich-featured recording software. If you need to capture VR gameplay on Mac, check the details in this post.

record gameplay on mac

How to Capture Steam VR Gameplay with OBS Studio

If you use SteamVR to play virtual reality games, you can use a free and open-source utility to record the gameplay. OBS allows you to record both traditional as well as VR games on your computer. When it comes to recording VR games, though, you have to modify a few options in this software beforehand.

OBS has loads of features. For instance, you can add system sound, add audio from the microphone, and even add a webcam overlay to the VR recordings. All of these options are pretty easy to configure and you can get your recording in no time.

There are steps you need to follow before you start recording the VR gameplay.

Step 1. Configure SteamVR for Recording

Open this program, click the "Settings" menu, and enable the "Display Mirror" option. Then, click the "Main" menu at the top and select "Both Eyes". Otherwise, it will not broadcast the content for both your eyes.

Step 2. Add Recording Source to OBS

Open OBS, and then, click the "+" (plus) sign under "Sources" and choose "Display Capture". On the next screen, make sure "Create new" is selected and then click "OK". Choose the video source from the dropdown menu and click "OK" again.

obs add recording source

Step 3. Start Recording VR Gameplay

Click the "Start Recording" button on the right of OBS to begin the recording.

record vr game obs

Step 4. Find Gameplay Recordings

Click the "Stop Recording" option in OBS to finish the recording. Then, click the "File" menu at the top and select "Show Recordings" to view recordings made with OBS.

view recording obs

How to Record 360 Degree VR Gameplay on PS4

Many users prefer gaming consoles over computers. And if you use a PlayStation 4 as the VR console, you can use a built-in option on your console to record VR games. The PS4 system comes equipped with the ability to record gameplay and this option is pretty easy to locate and use.

Since this is a pre-installed feature in the PS4 system, you can completely rely on it. It should work lag-free and you should be able to use it for long VR game recordings. The option should be available in almost all the firmware versions of PS4.

We will show you how to utilize this function. If you are a beginner, follow the steps below.

Step 1. Set Recording Limit

Press the "Share" button on the PS4 controller and select the "Sharing and Broadcasts Settings" option. Select "Length of Video Clip" on the following screen to choose the default length for the recordings.

define recording duration

Step 2. Choose Audio Source

In the "Sharing and Broadcast Settings" menu you can also choose to add the microphone audio to the recordings. Select the "Audio Sharing Settings" option. Then, tick the option "Include Microphone Audio in Video Clips".

audio source for recording

Step 3. Record VR Gameplay

Now you are ready to record the VR gameplay. Open a VR game and play it. Then, press the "Share" button twice on the controller and it will start recording. If you want to end the game recording before the PS4 does it automatically, press the "Share" button twice again.

Step 4. Find PS4 VR Game Recordings

PS4 saves the game recordings in the "Capture Gallery". Access this option from the main menu.

view ps4 game recording

How to Record Steam VR Gameplay with VRCapture

Steam users are in luck as there are multiple ways to record VR gameplay. One of the many ways is recording gaming sessions with Steam using VRCapture. This is an absolutely free-to-use utility that is available in the Steam store.

With this tool, you only need to press a keyboard shortcut or click an option to start the recording. This program offers you some custom options as well, such as the ability to choose the default folder to save the VR game recordings. It also offers various keyboard shortcuts to make things easier and quicker.

How to Use VRCapture to Record Steam VR Gameplay:

Here we will show you how to do that.

Step 1. Set Up VRCapture

Visit the Steam store and download and install this utility on your computer. It should not take too long to get this file downloaded.

Step 2. Record VR Gameplay

Launch the software before you start to play the game. When you start playing the game, click the recording option to begin recording gameplay.

record games vrcapture

Step 3. Stop Recording

When you are done playing the game, click the stop recording option or press the "Ctrl + F12" shortcut key to stop recording. The tool will quickly put an end to the current game recording.

Step 4. Change Default Save Location

If you want to change the folder where the game recordings are saved, you can do that by clicking the settings option and then specifying a new folder.


As long as you play VR games on a popular platform, the guide above would teach you how to capture VR gameplay. EaseUS RecExperts is a pretty good choice if you want to make game recordings without any hassle. You can use other methods as well, such as the one for PS4 and Steam.

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author Vanessa Chiang

Vanessa Chiang

With the interest in English writing and computer technology, Vanessa chose to be an editor in EaseUS. She is professional in video and audio topics, including video & audio editing, converting, and recording. Vanessa will keep writing to help people solve problems.

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