Here are all the PSVR 2 features you can’t use with the PC adapter

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After several months of will-they-won’t-they, Sony and Playstation have announced the release date and price for the PSVR 2 PC adapter.

There has been a great deal of uncertainty regarding PlayStation’s future in VR gaming following a mass layoff and company restructuring last month. The PSVR 2 hasn’t performed as well as other VR headsets in terms of sales, and loads of layoffs hit PlayStation’s VR-focused studios. It was uncertain if PlayStation’s reported plans of a major value-add to the PSVR 2 would happen

Despite the setbacks, Sony has an official release date for the PSVR 2 PC adapter. The company has confirmed a release date for the new piece of hardware, as well as a price point.

PSVR 2 adapter price, release date confirmed 

Players will be able to get their hands on a PSVR 2 adapter on August 7, 2024.

PSVR 2 hardware has been generally well-reviewed and it makes sense that Sony would be pushing for VR on PC. The original PSVR was usable on PC through external software, with many regarding it as a better experience than playing through PlayStation 4.

The PC VR experience will include 4K resolution and a 110-degree field of vision, along with other benefits. While it’s unclear if PlayStation will continue producing high-profile PSVR 2-exclusive games, fans can pick up PC favorites like Half-Life: Alyx, Fallout 4 VR, and other games from Steam.

The PSVR 2 PC adapter will cost a hefty $59.99, with other potential costs along the way. 

Players who wish to use the PC adapter will theoretically have a VR headset already, which costs $550. The VR games will then have to be purchased separately, either through Steam or Playstation directly. 

PSVR 2 adapter removes many features when playing on PC

The PSVR 2 adapter will remove many of the features of the hardware and controllers.

Notably, the move to PC will remove many of the unique capabilities it has with the PS5. Here are all the features removed from the PSVR 2 when playing on PC

  • Eye tracking
  • HDR
  • Headset feedback
  • Adaptive triggers
  • And haptic feedback

Some fans are disappointed that they won’t be getting a true PS5-to-PC experience, but others are just happy to get something at all. The adapter remains a strong value, allowing access to a much larger catalog of games. PlayStation says it will be available directly and through select retailers. 

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Written by M Alzamora

M Alzamora is partial to indie games and Pokemon, but loves to learn more about other games and genres. She collects every Eevee and Eeveelution in Pokemon Home, and that's in addition to her giant stuffed Leafeon and smaller stuffed Piplups. Her previous work has been seen on Working Classicists and in the From the Sublime zine. You can find her on X / Twitter at @mkalza_writes.

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