PS VR2 will soon boast Steam compatibility

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From August, owners of the PS VR2 system will not only be able to play PlayStation games. Sony has announced that there will soon be an adapter that will also allow VR games from the Steam library to be played. This will allow the company to tap into another part of the PC market

With the new PS VR2 adapter, the extensive SteamVR library becomes accessible. Titles such as “Half-Life: Alyx”, “Fallout 4 VR” and “War Thunder” await players. The adapter will be available for €59.99 from selected retailers and fromPlayStation direct.
PC compatibility requires additional hardware. In addition to the adapter, gamers will need a DisplayPort cable that supports DisplayPort 1.4. A Steam account and a PC with the following minimum requirements are also required:

  • Operating system: Windows 10 64-bit or Windows 11 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-7600 or AMD Ryzen 3 3100
  • RAM: At least 8 GB
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 or AMD Radeon RX 5500XT
  • DisplayPort: 1.4
  • Bluetooth: 4.0 or higher

To set up the PS VR2, the adapter is connected to the PC. Then download the PlayStation VR2 app and the SteamVR app from Steam

PS VR2: Differences between PC and PS5

Although the PS VR2 is optimized for the PS5, many functions can also be used on the PC. These include 4K graphics, 110-degree field of view and foveated rendering. However, some special features such as HDR, headset feedback and eye-tracking are only available on the PS5. Gamers should note that performance may vary. This depends on the PC setup and the quality of the DisplayPort cable used. It is important that the minimum requirements are met to ensure an optimal gaming experience.

Starting August 7, PlayStation will make the PS VR2 adapter for Steam available for purchase. You can find out more details on thePlayStation Blog