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Can you use PSVR2 on PC?



PSVR2 is officially only available for the PS5. But can Sony’s hardware also be used on a gaming PC?

What is PSVR2? PlayStation VR 2, or PSVR2 for short, is the successor to the PSVR virtual reality headset that was released for the PS4. The successor is a huge upgrade over the original and can take advantage of the power of the PS5.

Update: The article first appeared in January 2024. On June 10, 2024, we added the current and official information on PSVR2 PC support to the article. In this context, we have thoroughly revised the article.

Latest updates: 10.06.24, 8.01.24

Technical details of PSVR2 at a glance:

Display technology OLED
Panel resolution 200×2040 per eye
Refresh rate 90 Hz or 120 Hz
Lens separation Adjustable
Field of view Approx. 110 degrees
Sensors Motion sensor: Six-axis motion sensor system (3-axis gyroscope, 3-axis acceleration)
Connection sensor: IR proximity sensor
Cameras 4 integrated cameras for headset and controller tracking; IR camera for gaze tracking per eye
Feedback Vibration on the headset
Communication with PS5 USB C
Audio Input: Integrated microphone
Output: Stereo headphone jack

Official PC support for PSVR2 from August 2024

Will there be official support? Yes, Sony announced in an official blog post that PlayStation VR2 will officially receive PC support.

When can you use PSVR2 on your PC? Official support for PlayStation VR2 on PC will be enabled from August 7, 2024. From that point on, you will also be able to use your PSVR device for games on Steam.

What hardware do I need on my PC? If you want to use PSVR 2 on your computer, you need the so-called “PlayStation VR2” PC adapter. The adapter costs 59.99 euros at release and is available either directly from Sony or from other retailers.

The community had previously speculated that “due to Sony’s design decisions” an additional device would be needed to run PSVR2 on the PC. Videogameschronicle reported this at the time.

How to use PSVR 2 on PC?

  • Connect your PlayStation VR2 to your PC using the “PS VR2 PC” adapter and the DisplayPort 1.4 cable.
  • Then download the “PlayStation VR2” app and the “SteamVR” app from Steam. Now you can set up and configure PS VR2 on your PC.

PSVR 2: Minimum PC requirements

operating system Windows 10 64-bit / Windows 11 64-bit
processor Intel Core i5-7600 / AMD Ryzen 3 3100 (Zen 2 or newer)
R.A.M. 8 GB or more
GPU -NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 or later
-NVIDIA RTX series
-AMD Radeon RX 5500XT or later / AMD Radeon RX 6500XT or later

Sony recommends at least a NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 or AMD Radeon RX 6600XT

DisplayPort DisplayPort 1.4
Connectivity Directly via USB or Bluetooth 4.0 or newer

PSVR 2: All the features you can use on your PC and which ones are missing

PSVR 2: The following features are missing on the PC:

  • HDR
  • Headset feedback
  • Eye tracking
  • Adaptive triggers
  • haptic feedback (except vibrations)

PSVR2: These features are supported on PC:

  • 4K visualization (2000×2040 per eye)
  • 110-degree field of view
  • Finger touch detection
  • transparency
  • foveated rendering (without eye tracking)
  • 3D audio

Which games can you play on the PC? Sony emphasizes in its blog post that “the PS VR2 games are the most immersive on the PS5,” but there are basically no limits. With the PSVR2 headset, you can play all games from Steam or other platforms, as long as the headset or the game is also supported by the platform.

Is PSVR2 worth it for me? Are you thinking about buying the new VR system for your PS5? Then take a look at the following overview, where we explain the advantages and disadvantages of the new system and for whom it might ultimately be worthwhile:

PSVR 2 for the PS5 in the test overview – Who is the device worth it for?

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