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Sony PlayStation VR 2 coming to PC in August but with restrictions and additional costs

Sony will offer the PS VR2 PC adapter in August. (Image source: Sony)
Sony will offer the PS VR2 PC adapter in August. (Image source: Sony)
The Sony PlayStation VR 2 (PS VR2) is coming to PC this August, opening up the PlayStation 5's VR headset to being used to play Assetto Corsa and Half-Life Alyx, among other PC-only VR games. The PS VR2 is also Steam VR compatible, therefore making it compatible with thousands of other PC VR games too.

Until now, Sony's PlayStation VR 2 (PS VR2) headset has been limited to the PlayStation 5 (curr. $449 on Amazon). However, the company announced in spring that it would make the headset compatible with Windows, albeit without confirming how. More recently, references to a 'PlayStation VR2 PC adapter' surfaced online, which Sony has now announced.

As expected, the PlayStation VR 2 PC adapter is required to use the headset on Windows. In a PlayStation Blog post, Sony confirms that the adapter connects to a PC over DisplayPort and USB Type-A, the former of which must conform to DisplayPort 1.4 and be a 'standard DisplayPort or Mini DisplayPort output port'. Nonetheless, Sony will not include a DisplayPort cable with the PC adapter itself. Also, the adapter has a USB Type-C port for providing power to the PS VR2.

Moreover, the headset must be set up for PC using the PlayStation VR 2 app, which will be downloadable from Steam. On top of that, the PS VR2 is only officially compatible with Steam VR. As a result, you must have PlayStation and Steam accounts to play VR games on PC with the PS VR2 headset. Sony's minimum PC requirements are relatively undemanding though, which we have reproduced below. The PlayStation VR 2 PC adapter will be available on August 7, 2024 for £49.99, $59.99 and €59.99 in the UK, US and the Eurozone, respectively.

PlayStation VR 2 PC adapter
Operating system Windows 10 64-bit / Windows 11 64-bit
CPU Intel Core i5-7600 / AMD Ryzen 3 3100 (Zen 2 or later architecture is required)
RAM 8 GB or more
GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 or later (Turing or later architecture is required)
AMD Radeon RX 5500XT or later
(For the best performance, we recommend that you use an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 or later or AMD Radeon RX 6600XT or later graphics card)
DisplayPort DisplayPort 1.4 (must have a standard DisplayPort or Mini DisplayPort output port)
USB Direct connection only
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0 or later**
**Some Bluetooth adapters may not work due to Bluetooth adapter compatibility. We will share more details closer to launch.
(Image source: Sony)
(Image source: Sony)

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Alex Alderson, 2024-06- 3 (Update: 2024-06- 3)