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PlayStation to roll out major new hardware that gamers have been 'begging' for

PlayStation to roll out major new hardware that gamers have been 'begging' for

Owners of a PS VR2 - you'll be happy to hear about this one.

PlayStation VR2 Gaming Headset owners listen up - Sony has confirmed you’ll be able to access games on your PC later this year.

In February 2023, the latest PS virtual reality headset was finally released with a staggering $549 price tag.

Due to the device’s hefty fee, Sony found unsold inventory was piling up in backrooms and decided to hit pause on PS VR2 production.

Moreover, fans have been sceptical about forking out for the headset due to needing a PlayStation 5 console to run all of the experiences.

However, it’s now been confirmed that PC support is coming to the device, which should persuade a few more gamers to test it out.

The Japanese conglomerate will begin rolling out this essential hardware update on December 7, 2024 but users will need to pick up a PlayStation VR2 PC adaptor, which will retail at $59.99.

You’ll also need a ‘commercially available DisplayPort cable that is compatible with DisplayPort 1.4, as well as a Steam account and a PC that meets the minimum requirements.’

Those PC requirements include running Windows 10 64-bit or Windows 11 64-bit, having an Intel Core i5-7600 or AMD Ryzen 3 3100 processor and possessing 8GB or more of RAM.

Furthermore, your computer will have to have an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 or later, NVIDIA RTX series, AMD Radeon RX 5500XT or later, or AMD Radeon RX 6500XT or later graphics card.

Your Bluetooth will also have to be at 4.0 or later if you want to run PS VR2 games on your PC

According to an official PlayStation blog post, there will be a few stark differences when playing on PC compared to on PS5.

“PS VR2 was designed from the ground up specifically for PS5 – so you’ll notice that some key features, like HDR, headset feedback, eye tracking, adaptive triggers, and haptic feedback (other than rumble), are not available when playing on PC,” the informative post reads.

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“However, other high-fidelity and sensory immersion features of PS VR2 are supported, including 4K visuals (2000 x 2040 per eye), 110-degree field of view, finger touch detection, and see-through view, as well as foveated rendering (without eye tracking) and 3D Audio in supported games.”

Despite being able to play PS VR2 games on your PC soon, PlayStation has confirmed that the ‘most immersive’ way to experience gaming remains on the PS5.

Following the news, fans have taken to social media to have their say.

Speaking about the forthcoming Astro Bot game, one user of X, formerly known as Twitter, wrote: “At least they’re making it compatible with PC (albeit at the expense of some PS VR2 features) so that it has access to a much larger library. It’s a smart decision in the long run.”

“I'm very excited this finally launches but to successfully market the headset to PC VR enthusiasts, unlocking key features like eye tracking, adaptive triggers, and HDR will be essential,” typed a second.

Another said: “Alyx will be the first thing I play!”

“Goated PS moment,” commented a fourth.

A fifth said: “Wow!!!!! This was the first thing I read when waking up!!! A HUGE WOW.”

PC support for the PlayStation VR2 will begin its rollout on December 7.

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