Virtual Reality: PS VR2 arrives on PC in August, but there's a but

PS VR2 to PC comes with an adapter

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Just a few days ago, a certification strongly suggested that an adapter for using the PlayStation 5's PS VR2 virtual reality headset on PC would be arriving soon. We don't think we're saying that well, as Sony decided to make it official on Monday, providing details of the solution.

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Easy to implement solution…

On August 7, Sony will put the adapter on sale for 60 euros on its official website and at various distributors. Once connected to your PC and headset via a DisplayPort 1.4 cable (not included), all you have to do is download the Steam VR and PlayStation VR2 apps into Steam. After that, it will be possible to play VR games available on Steam inside the Sony headset. The latter gives Half-Life: Alex, Fallout 4 VR or The sound of wars Examples from a long list.

PS VR2 Adapter for PC

PS VR2 Adapter for PC

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In addition to an available DisplayPort or Mini DisplayPort jack, your computer must be running Windows 10 or 11 and have a minimum power rating. 8GB of minimum RAM is required, Intel Core i5-7600/AMD Ryzen 3 3100 is mentioned on the processor side, and Sony recommends NVIDIA GeForce GTX 3060 or AMD Radeon RX 6600XT GPUs for optimal performance (and with However, it can still be played with less power.)

In the minimum configuration requested by Sony we also find a Bluetooth 4.0 chip. The manufacturer specifies: “Some Bluetooth adapters may not work due to compatibility issues. We will provide more information closer to the release date.“Since Bluetooth isn't generally found in gaming desktops, let's hope this isn't really a commitment.

…but it's largely incomplete

Unfortunately, as Sony points out, “PS VR2 was designed from the ground up for PS5.“So some of its features won't work on PC regardless of the Switch. So you'll have to give up HDR, eye tracking, and certain features of the DualSense controller, like haptic feedback and adaptive triggers. This last point is probably improved by Valve via Steam VR, but there's no way to be sure that the 3D audio experience here uses SteamVR audio technology instead of the PS5's Tempest 3D AudioTech.

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