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PlayStation VR2 to Support PC Games with New Adapter Starting August 7

Martin Rumenov 6 days ago 0 6

Sony has announced that PlayStation VR2 (PS VR2) owners will soon be able to expand their gaming experience to PC. Starting August 7, 2024, the PS VR2 will be compatible with a wide range of SteamVR titles, thanks to a new PC adapter.

Expanding the Game Library

The PS VR2, initially launched for the PlayStation 5, introduced players to a new generation of VR gaming with advanced sensory features and innovative gameplay. Now, Sony is extending the capabilities of the PS VR2 to include PC gaming, allowing users to access thousands of VR games available on Steam. This includes popular titles such as “Half-Life: Alyx,” “Fallout 4 VR,” and “War Thunder.”

Adapter and Setup Requirements

To use the PS VR2 on a PC, players will need to purchase the PlayStation VR2 PC adapter, priced at $59.99 / €59.99 / £49.99. The adapter will be available at select retailers and through direct.playstation.com. Additionally, users will need a DisplayPort 1.4 cable (sold separately), a Steam account, and a PC that meets the following minimum requirements:

  • Operating System: Windows 10 64-bit / Windows 11 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-7600 / AMD Ryzen 3 3100 (Zen 2 or later)
  • RAM: 8 GB or more
  • Graphics Card:
    • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 or later (Turing or later)
    • NVIDIA RTX series
    • AMD Radeon RX 5500XT or later / AMD Radeon RX 6500XT or later
    • For optimal performance: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 or later / AMD Radeon RX 6600XT or later
  • DisplayPort: DisplayPort 1.4 (standard or Mini DisplayPort output)
  • USB: Direct connection only
  • Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.0 or later

Easy Setup Process

Setting up the PS VR2 for PC use is straightforward. Users need to connect the PS VR2 to their PC using the adapter and DisplayPort 1.4 cable. Then, they should download the PlayStation VR2 App and the SteamVR App from Steam. This setup allows users to configure their PS VR2, customize settings, and access SteamVR’s extensive game library.

Feature Differences on PC

While the PS VR2 was designed specifically for the PS5, some features will not be available when used on a PC. These include HDR, headset feedback, eye tracking, adaptive triggers, and advanced haptic feedback (other than rumble). However, the headset will still support high-fidelity features such as 4K visuals (2000 x 2040 per eye), a 110-degree field of view, finger touch detection, see-through view, fixed-foveated rendering (without eye tracking), and 3D Audio in supported games.

Promotional Offers

In celebration of this new compatibility, Sony is offering a $100 discount on the PS VR2 and the PS VR2 Horizon Call of the Mountain Bundle for PS5 in select regions until June 12. Interested buyers should check direct.playstation.com and participating local retailers for availability and promotion details.

Conclusion

The introduction of the PS VR2 PC adapter marks a significant expansion of the headset’s capabilities, providing users with access to a broader range of VR content. While the most immersive experience remains on the PS5, the ability to play an expanded lineup of VR games on PC makes the PS VR2 a versatile and appealing option for VR enthusiasts.

The connection between the PS VR2 and PC is very important and revolutionize the way SONY looks on the two markets. Now, PC players will have a very good option of connecting with the console play which was a taboo in the past.

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Martin, our Content Editor, is a seasoned gamer with a deep knowledge of the industry. He specializes in VR game reviews and news, offering expert insights to enhance your gaming experience.

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