PlayStation VR2 to Break Free from PS5 with Upcoming PC Adapter

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Key Takeaways

  • Sony is developing an adapter to enable PSVR 2 compatibility with PCs, aiming for a 2024 release.
  • The adapter's certification suggests progress towards broader PSVR 2 usability, potentially boosting sales.
  • PC compatibility would allow access to a wider range of VR games, enhancing the PSVR 2's value.

PlayStation VR2 headset owners may soon be able to use their devices with PCs, thanks to a new adapter developed by Sony. 

VR enthusiast Brad Lynch recently discovered a certification for this adapter. It points to Sony’s ongoing efforts to expand PSVR 2’s compatibility beyond the PS5. He then shared his findings on X:

Sony had announced its plans to support PC connectivity for the PSVR 2 in February, aiming for a 2024 release. The certification, filed on March 27th with South Korea’s regulatory body, suggests that Sony is progressing well toward this goal.

Details about the adapter, including its price, design, and specific release date, remain undisclosed.

This development is particularly significant for the VR modding community, which has been trying to enable PSVR 2 functionality on PCs since the headset’s launch in 2023.

The PSVR 2, which retails at $549.99—higher than the PS5’s $499.99 launch price—has faced criticism for its exclusivity to the PlayStation console. PC compatibility could make the device more attractive by broadening its usability.

PSVR 2 Production Paused

The adapter’s certification comes amid reports that Sony has paused PSVR 2 production due to unsold inventory. Expanding compatibility to include PCs could potentially boost sales and interest in the headset. 

Currently, the PSVR 2 boasts a few notable exclusive titles, such as “Horizon Call of the Mountain” and updates for “Gran Turismo 7,” but the overall software support has been limited.

The addition of PC support would allow PSVR 2 owners to access a broader range of VR games available on platforms like Steam, including popular titles like “Half-Life: Alyx.” This move could add significant value for existing PSVR 2 users and attract new buyers.

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