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The PlayStation VR2 headset's support for PC seems to be happening sooner than later

By Aaron Yip - on 31 Mar 2024, 10:06pm

The PlayStation VR2 headset's support for PC seems to be happening sooner than later

The PC platform has been a key part of the PlayStation strategy to bring its first-party titles such as the latest God of War and Horizon series to a wider audience. So it comes as no surprise when, last month, it announced plans to bring its PlayStation VR2 virtual headset to the PC sometime this year.

In the latest update on that front, iVRy (a platform that enables non-PC VR headsets to be compatible with Steam) says substantial progress has been made. Apparently, the latest PS VR2 firmware update has added support for NVIDIA GeForce GPUs, expanding support beyond the initial AMD Radeon GPUs. The update also does away with the necessity for Extended Display Identification Data (EDID) and DisplayPort Compression (DSC) – two features that restricted the PS VR2’s use only on the PS5.

While official PC support is likely to give a second wind to the PS VR2 sales, which has been flagging thanks in no large part to the lack of triple-A titles for the headset, it will be interesting to see if it will bring over exclusive titles such as the really-good VR title Horizon: Call of the Mountain, a side-story based in the Horizon universe, and if or how it will work with existing VR titles of other PC publishers, such as Valve’s Half-Life: Alyx on Steam. But it could also be not-so-good news for PS5’s PS VR2 owners, as this could be a sign of Sony slowly taking off support for VR games on its own console.

In any case, the PS VR2 is a great and possibly one of the more affordable VR headsest for PC gamers. It boasts a 4K OLED display that delivers a crisp 2000x2040 resolution per eye, support for 120Hz refresh rates – all for S$769.

Source: TweakTown

The PlayStation VR2 headset is available for purchase at the Sony store

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