The first generation of PS VR was released in 2016. Although Sony was not compatible with PC games at the beginning, with the adaptation of developers such as Mediator Software, players finally succeeded through third-party tools such as iVRy and Trinus. Play VR games on PC on PS VR.
In fact, according to the Steam Hardware Survey report, this platform has quite a few PSVR users. But sadly, according to PS VR compatibility driver developers, Sony’s upcoming PS VR 2 should not have such a fate.
According to Road To VR, the iVRy Driver developer claimed on Reddit that Sony encrypts the signal transmitted over USB to prevent the device from being used on a PC.
He said that even if Sony doesn’t do this, there will be other problems that prevent players from playing PC games through PS VR 2. For example, Sony can refuse to support Windows’ SLAM real-time tracker.
Of course, it is not ruled out that there are third-party developers who will reverse-develop the corresponding programs, but you should believe that even if this scene can be realized, it will be in the extremely distant future.
It is reported that Sony PS VR 2 uses a USB-C data cable to transmit video and tracking data, and there is no way to plug in the graphics card. Also, the Sony PlayStation 5 has a USB bandwidth of 10 Gbit/s, so it won’t use the standard DisplayPort over a USB-C signal.
If a third-party developer wants to drive a 4000×2040 HDR signal at 120Hz, they need more than three times the bandwidth, so a simple adapter or splitter will not be able to do the job, let alone PSVR 2 uses inside-out tracking, so you still have The most critical SLAM and controller data and algorithms need to be addressed.
In summary, none of the above problems can be easily solved. Although it is not ruled out that there are big guys who can finally get all the projects, it will definitely take years of hard research, and at that time Sony may have launched a newer generation of PS VR products.
Sony PS VR 2 will be released globally on February 22, at a price of 4,499 CNY in the Bank of China. At the same time, PS VR 2 Sense handles and stereo headphones will also be released, and a series of games will also be launched, such as “Horizon”: The Call of the Mountain.