PlayStation Launches VR2 Adapter for PC

More than a year on from its original launch, PlayStation VR2 has just seen a major bump in compatibility with the launch of a new PlayStation VR2 PC adapter, on sale soon.

Up to now, the device has had limited appeal due to only being available on PlayStation 5. That’s meant a nigh-on $800 buy-in for players not already gaming on PlayStation — making it a tough sell for, among others, PC gamers.

That’s set to change with the launch of the PC adapter, although there are a couple of catches here.

Firstly, the adapter itself is a $/€59.99 add-on, bringing the price of the unit up to $610.98 (although there is currently a $100 discount in the Days Of Play sale) and up against a number of alternatives.

More notably, some of the PlayStation VR2’s features won’t function on PC as they’re designed to work in tandem with the PlayStation 5. This includes adaptive triggers, haptic feedback (except rumble), eye-tracking, headset feedback, and even HDR. Tempest 3D Audio is also not supported, although 3D audio is available through Steam VR.

Naturally there’s a high minimum standard specification required. That’s essentially Windows 10/11 64-bit, with an Intel Core i5-7600 or AMD Ryzen 3 3100 CPU, and an Nvidia GeForce GTX1650 or AMD Radeon RX 5500XT/6500XT. You’ll need a minimum 8GB of memory, DisplayPort 1.4 compatibility, and BlueTooth 4.0 or later too.

Players will need the PlayStation VR2 App and the SteamVR App from Steam, as well as a Steam account. Once set up, the device can be used with any compatible title.

Of course that includes a multitude of racing titles, with Gran Turismo 7 the only such game on PlaySation 5. Now you’ll be able to play Assetto Corsa Competizione, EA Sports WRC (currently in a VR beta phase), F1 24, iRacing, and others.

Support for PC compatibility will be released on August 7, and we’re expecting the adapter to go on sale shortly before that for day one fun.

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