PSVR2 Currently Compatible With PC As A Virtual Monitor
PlayStation’s brand new virtual reality headset for the PS5, PSVR2, is already compatible with PC as a virtual monitor.
According to Twitter user iVRy_VR, who has previously worked on PC drivers for the original PSVR headset, PSVR2 works as a virtual monitor on PC in “cinema” mode on Nvidia 20xx series GPUs and higher with VirtualLink ports, AMD 6800/6900 GPUs with “VR” USB-C ports, or with the BizLink adapter. YouTuber Tyriel Wood also confirmed the same in his video, which can be seen below.
Essentially, this allows PSVR2 owners to plug their headset into a PC, allowing the headset to operate as a virtual desktop monitor with 3dof movement (equivalent to Cinema Mode on PS5). However, it currently does not function as intended with VR games on PC. For that purpose, it will require SteamVR drivers along with additional software support. Though, this does mean that there is hope for software support to eventually be developed for Sony’s latest VR headset, which should allow it to function with VR games on PC. Prior concerns regarding Sony potentially using some kind of software protection to blocking PC compatibility appear to be untrue.
The PSVR 2 launch lineup comprises of a varied list of titles. The console maker made more than 30 games available for the launch window through March, including titles from popular IP like Horizon Call of the Mountain, No Man’s Sky, and Resident Evil Village. A free PS VR2 update for Gran Turismo 7 was also made available on launch day.
For a high-fidelity visual experience, PSVR2 offers 4K HDR, 110-degree field of view, and foveated rendering. With an OLED display, players can expect a display resolution of 2000×2040 per eye and smooth frame rates of 90/120Hz. With inside-out tracking, PS VR2 tracks you and your controller through integrated cameras embedded in the VR headset. Your movements and the direction you look at are reflected in-game without the need for an external camera. PS VR2 Sense Technology combines eye tracking, headset feedback, 3D Audio, and the innovative PS VR2 Sense controller to create an incredibly deep feeling of immersion.