Sony PlayStation VR2 will unlikely work on PC

Sony PlayStation VR2 (PS VR2) will be officially released on February 22, 2023, with a suggested retail price of $549.99. It includes the PlayStation VR2 headset, PlayStation VR2 Sense controller, and stereo headphones. Sony also has a charging dock designed specifically for the PlayStation VR2 Sense controller, priced at $49.99.

Some players are curious whether PlayStation VR2 will be able to run on PC in the future. According to Wccftech, a driver developer addressed the issue, claiming that Sony encrypts the USB transmission to prevent the headset from running on a PC. In addition, other issues can hinder the use of PlayStation VR2 on PC, such as no off-the-shelf SLAM tracker available for Windows, lack of support for the controller, and so on.

There may be developers trying to make PlayStation VR2 available on PC, but that would require a lot of reverse engineering, possibly years in between. The developers don’t estimate that possibility will exist for at least five years, and even if it succeeds, the cost will be very high, and PlayStation VR2 is likely to be obsolete.

PlayStation VR2 is connected to PlayStation 5 via USB-C, and uses a single-eye 2000×2040 resolution OLED screen with a refresh rate of 90/120Hz, providing 4K HDR and a 110-degree field of view for a high-quality visual experience. PlayStation VR2 Sense technology combines eye-tracking, headphone feedback, 3D audio, and PlayStation VR2 Sense controllers to create a deep sense of immersion. Tempest 3D AudioTech with PlayStation 5 can also make the sound around the player more real, bringing a unique gaming experience.