Sony releases new PC-compatible adapter for PS VR2

Ross McGregor
A new PC-compatible adapter has been announced for Sony’s PlayStation VR2 headset, with support rolling out from the 7th of August.
Sony releases new PC-compatible adapter for PS VR2

Sony’s PlayStation VR2 is set to receive a hardware upgrade allowing users to play PC games on their headsets.

The PlayStation VR2 PC adapter connects to PCs via a DisplayPort 1.4 cable (sold separately) and unlocks Steam’s huge range of VR-compatible titles for PS VR2 owners to try, including seminal games like Half-Life: Alyx.

Of course, we will be concentrating on the sim racing side of things, so not only can PS VR2 owners play Gran Turismo 7 via their PlayStation 5s but they will also be able to access every Steam VR-based racing game too, including Assetto Corsa, rFactor 2 and Automobilista 2 (which is particularly impressive in VR).

On PC, the PS VR2 will require players to run both PlayStation VR2 and SteamVR apps (downloadable from Steam), treating them to 4K visuals, a110-degree field of view, PS VR2 finger touch detection and foveated rendering.

Sony releases new PC-compatible adapter for PS VR2

However, some PlayStation 5-specific features like HDR, headset feedback, eye tracking and adaptive triggers will not be natively supported on PC.

Support for the PlayStation VR2 PC adapter begins on the 7th of August, with units available to purchase from selected retailers and for $59.99 / €59.99 / £49.99.

The PS VR2 headset is currently available from £439.99 until the 12th of June, which firmly puts it toe-to-toe with Meta’s PC-only Quest 3, which starts at £479.99

Are you interested in using the PS VR2 for PC sim racing? Let us know in our Discord server

Thomas Harrison-Lord plays PSVR2 Gran Turismo 7
The PS VR2 in action: look at the joy in Tom’s face.

PS VR2 minimum PC requirements

Operating systemWindows 10 64-bit / Windows 11 64-bit 
ProcessorIntel Core i5-7600 / AMD Ryzen 3 3100 (Zen 2 or later architecture is required)
RAM / memory8 GB or more
GPU / graphics card-NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 or later (Turing or later architecture is required)-NVIDIA RTX series-AMD Radeon RX 5500XT or later / AMD Radeon RX 6500XT 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)
DisplayPortDisplayPort 1.4 (must have a standard DisplayPort or Mini DisplayPort output port)
USBDirect connection only
BluetoothBluetooth 4.0 or later**

Source: PlayStation blog

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