PSVR 2 will soon be PC-compatible with this new driver release

Bella Ramsay wearing a PSVR 2 headset on a SteamVR background

Bella Ramsay wearing a PSVR 2 headset on a SteamVR background

Sony’s PSVR 2 headset is one of the best VR headsets on the market, even with the release of the Meta Quest 3. As it turns out, the PSVR 2 may finally be usable on PC with the help of this one app.

Announced by iVRy on Twitter, a new PSVR 2 PC driver will soon be available to use for SteamVR compatibility. With Sony’s VR headset bizarrely lacking any PC support, virtual reality fans have been waiting for the hardware to be usable for PC games.

IVRy revealed that its upcoming PSVR 2 driver will soon be available on PC, but on launch it will only be compatible with AMD graphics cards. Unfortunately, the VR headset is currently only usable with AMD hardware; the PlayStation 5 is also powered by AMD technology.

“At the moment, this is AMD-only and requires the DP-AUX emulator hardware that we've been working on for the past 3 months,” iVRy revealed on Twitter. “In addition to the usual requirement of a VirtualLink port on the GPU, or the BizLink VirtualLink adapter.”

For game developers, it seems that any game that supports the HTC Vive should be compatible with the PSVR 2 PC driver, but that’s unconfirmed at the time of writing.

“It should be functionally equivalent to a self-tracking 120Hz 4K Vive-compatible DisplayPort headset with Oculus touch-compatible controllers,” the developers explained. “Obviously there is no such thing, but that is how it can be treated from a developer point of view.”

At the time of writing, iVRy’s PSVR 2 PC driver is still unavailable to purchase. However, major improvements have been made to the in-development driver, and it’ll hopefully become available early next year.

The PlayStation VR2 is one of the best headsets on the market. While it may lack the augmented reality foot tracking of the Meta Quest 3, the headset’s built-in eye-tracking tech and wide FoV makes it a brilliant piece of kit, but it’s locked to the PS5 ecosystem.

The PlayStation VR 2 is available right now at retail.

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