PSVR 2 PC Support is Ruining the Headset's Entire Point

A white PSVR 2 headset next to the VR2 Sense controllers and in front of a Steam library background
Credit: PlayStation / Valve

A white PSVR 2 headset next to the VR2 Sense controllers and in front of a Steam library background
Credit: PlayStation / Valve

After a short-lived exclusivity period on console, PSVR 2 is finally making the move to PC. Due to a lack of content, high costs, and disappointing sales, PlayStation's second VR headset will finally be free soon. However, while the PSVR 2 is attempting to get a second wind from PC gamers, PlayStation has made some strange choices that could squander its potential.

While there's a lot of excitement about using the PSVR 2 with the upcoming adapter releasing in August, giving you a huge range of the best PCVR games to play with your dusty headset, you may want to hold off on getting too excited. That's because the PC support won't give you a wide range of features that make the PSVR 2 special in the first place.

Despite the PSVR 2 being one of the best VR headsets right now, the PlayStation blog post about the upcoming adapter makes it a difficult sale for PC gamers. All of the features that make it a great option, those being: HDR, headset feedback, eye tracking, adaptive triggers, and haptic feedback. None of these great and immersive features are available when playing PCVR games (or playing the best VR mods for non-VR games).

Why can't you use these features when using the PSVR 2 headset on PC? Who knows? The PlayStation blog only states that the "[PSVR 2] was designed from the ground up specifically for PS5.", however, that doesn't negate the fact that this will arguably ruin any of the appeal for PC gamers looking to switch to the PSVR 2. As production has been stopped for PSVR 2 units in order to move old stock, this move could keep headsets stuck on store shelves.

With a lack of any of the features that make the PSVR 2 worth buying, why wouldn't you go for a Meta Quest 3 over a PSVR 2? You can play standalone and wireless to PCVR, and the amount of games and support that the Meta Quest 3 receives is plentiful. There's also the upcoming Quest 3s which will give players on a budget a cheap entry into VR, and exclusive games like Batman Arkham Shadow.

In any case, this is a hugely disappointing move. Add in the fact that the adapter costs an additional $59.99 / £49.99, and I find it difficult to imagine that anyone will opt for the PSVR 2 over another viable headset.

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