While it’s intended to accompany the PS5, the new PSVR 2 headset can be plugged into a PC via the USB-C cable. For those who think that the headset would simply do nothing as it’s supposed to pair with a PlayStation console, the results may surprise you.
What happens when you plug PSVR 2 into a PC?
When you plug the PSVR 2 into a PC, the PC treats it as an additional monitor with a resolution of 1080p. Users can wear the headset and view content from the PC.
The Verge discovered that the video signal sent through the PSVR 2’s USB-C cable is unencrypted. However, without any driver support, it’s not possible to use the Sony headset with SteamVR. It’s just a “fancy second screen.”
The PSVR 2’s controllers can also be connected to a PC via USB. They show up as “HID compliant game controllers,” which bodes well for future mods.
For those who own a PS5 that can make full use of the PSVR 2, the new headset could be worth picking up. Take a look at these reviews before you buy.
Both PC and PSVR 2 players could be treated to a new Twisted Metal game, if these reports prove accurate.