PSVR2 will be compatible with PC in August

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Pictured: Sony PlayStation VR2 headset and PS VR2 Sense controllers
// Can PC compatibility move more PSVR2 headsets?
Brodie Fogg
Jun 04, 2024
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Sony PlayStation has officially announced PC compatibility for the PlayStation VR2 (PSVR2,) arriving in August 2024 with the release of the PlayStation VR2 PC Adapter.

Released in February 2023, the PSVR2 was undoubtedly one of the most polished, consumer-friendly virtual reality experiences on the market. It just had two major downsides: a higher price than the PlayStation 5 itself and a lack of must-play games (made worse by the lack of backward compatibility with PSVR games.) Those who actually did purchase a PSVR2 were treated to a truly incredible piece of hardware but without any major game announcements, it became a hard purchase to justify. 

Then in March 2024, Sony allegedly paused production on PSVR2 headsets because they simply weren't selling. It wasn't a stretch of the imagination and at the time felt like a nail in the coffin for Sony's expensive VR headset.

Today's announcement of PC compatibility for the PSVR2 could be the pulse Sony was looking for. It will at the very least give PSVR2 owners more opportunities to use their headsets. 

When the PlayStation VR2 adapter releases in August 2024, players will be able to connect their PSVR2 headset to their PC with a DisplayPort cable and Sony's bespoke adapter. This will allow PSVR2 users to play their Steam VR titles (like Half-Life: Alyx,) using Sony's primo hardware. 

How much will the PSVR2 PC Adapter cost in Australia?

And when does it release?
PSVR2 being used to play Half-Life: Alyx

It's not as simple as the PSVR2 just getting PC compatibility. There is, of course, a cost involved. To connect to a PC, the official PlayStation VR2 PC Adapter is required and it will set you back $94.95. The PlayStation VR2 PC Adatper will be available via select retailers when it releases on the 7th of August 2024.

That's not all, though. You will also need a DisplayPort 1.4-compatible cable. You can typically find those on Amazon for less than $20.

You will also need a PC with the following minimum requirements:

  • Operating System: Windows 10 / 11 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-7600 / AMD Ryzen 3 3100
  • RAM: 8GB or more
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 or later, RTX, AMD Radeon RX 5500XT / 6500XT or later
  • Connections: Direct USB connection, DisplayPort 1.4 or Mini DisplayPort output, Bluetooth 4.0 or later

PSVR2 features not available on PC

PC compatibility for the PSVR2 is a great move forward no matter which way you look at it but it's worth mentioning that there are a few PSVR 2 features that will remain exclusive to the PlayStation 5 hardware. Some make sense, like Adaptive Triggers (a PS5-exclusive feature, but some aren't as obvious, like HDR and eye-tracking being unavailable. 

Here are the PSVR2 features that won't be compatible with PC:

  • HDR
  • Headset feedback
  • Eye-tracking
  • Adaptive triggers
  • Haptic feedback

If you've got all the required PC gear and a PlayStation VR2, start checking out the Steam VR games you'll be able to experience come August. 

Brodie Fogg
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Brodie Fogg
Brodie Fogg is the Australian editorial lead at Reviews.org. He has covered consumer tech, telecommunications, video games, streaming and entertainment for over five years at websites like WhistleOut and Finder and can be found sharing streaming recommendations at 7NEWS every month.