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The PlayStation VR2 PC Adapter Has Been Officially Revealed And Here’s The Australian Price/Release Date

Neat!

After its presence was revealed slightly early by a certification filing, PlayStation has officially revealed its promised solution for allowing owners of the PS VR2 to use it with a PC – the official PlayStation VR2 PC Adapter.

The adapter, which retails for $94.95 AUD and launches at select retailers in Australia on August 7th, will allow PC players to use PlayStation’s excellent headset with a wide library of SteamVR games like the coveted Half-Life: Alyx, simply by plugging it into their rig with the adapter and the PS VR2’s existing USB-C connection. It seemingly only works via Steam at this point, using a dedicated PlayStation VR2 App, but the SteamVR experience is generally the best way to get into VR on PC anyway.

There are some caveats to using the PS VR2 with a PC, rather than a PS5, with a lot of the headset’s more unique features not available such as HDR, headset and haptic feedback, eye tracking and adaptive triggers. PlayStation says you’ll still get the full 4K visuals, 110-degree FOV, finger touch detection, see-through view, 3D audio and limited foveated rendering, though.

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The company also shared the basic system requirements you’ll need to reliably power the headset over on the PlayStation Blog, though obviously you’ll need to separately ensure your system is up to scratch for the VR games you want to run on it:

Operating system Windows 10 64-bit / Windows 11 64-bit
Processor Intel Core i5-7600 / AMD Ryzen 3 3100 (Zen 2 or later architecture is required)
RAM / memory 8 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)
DisplayPort DisplayPort 1.4 (must have a standard DisplayPort or Mini DisplayPort output port)
USB Direct connection only
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0 or later

There is no word at the time of writing on local availability for the PlayStation VR2 PC Adapter, but we’ll update as we know more.