It may take more than 5 years to develop a
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It may take more than 5 years to develop a driver that will allow PlayStation VR2 to work with a PC

When PlayStation VR came out in 2016, the headset wasn’t compatible with PC, but experienced third-party developers fixed this issue. PlayStation VR2 for PlayStation 5 debuts in February. According to the author of the original PSVR PC drivers, the performance of the new VR headset on PC is questionable.

    Image source: Sony Interactive Entertainment

Image source: Sony Interactive Entertainment

The developer of iVRy Driver fears that using the PlayStation VR2 headset on a PC will not only be impossible at launch, but also in the future. He believes that Sony will encrypt the signal transmitted via USB. But even if that doesn’t happen, it can take years to develop a solution.

In addition, other issues affect compatibility. It is necessary to develop a tracker to automatically create a space map and track a user in it (SLAM) on Windows, support controllers and much more. In general, the author considers it unlikely that the PlayStation VR2 will be used on the PC in the next 5 years. And during this time the headset will already be outdated.

The PlayStation VR2 will go on sale worldwide on February 22nd. Horizon: Call of the Mountain will be released with the headset, along with compatibility updates for several games including Gran Turismo 7 and Resident Evil Village.

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