Releasing a VR headset that's compatible with both PlayStation 5 consoles and graphics cards would be a fantastic USP for PSVR2, Sony just has to do it.
I don't know if they "have" to do it, but I'd definitely appreciate it if they did. It's hard enough to justify one VR headset, let alone needing two for console and PC. PSVR2 being PC compatible would greatly increase its value... and let's face it, it's going to cost a lot, and needs to provide as much value as it can.
Yeah I think the PS VR should def be open to PC platforms tbh It encourages more people to go VR, plus if u own a PC and buy one it could potentially lead to a console sale down the road to utilize it even more
If Sony do PSVR2 compatible with PC then I would expect for PCVR exclusives to come to PlayStation. I mean they "have" to it, one hand washes the other and both wash the face.
Honestly i dont see a downside to that at all. And i'm theorizing it will use a single cord hints why there's a single high speed usb-c port on the ps5, just a theory tho
They have already confirmed it will be single cord.
For both data and power? Damn
Yes, one single USB C is confirmed, and it plugs directly into the PS5, no breakout box. Did anyone notice that the original PSVR uses PS5's aesthetic and color scheme? Look at the two side by side.
Bad idea. They can only produce so many of them so why would they want PC players to buy them before PS5 players?
yeah it's not like PSVR headsets aren't sitting on shelves nowadays collecting dust. Better off not allowing more people to use them and instead limit their sales /s
I can guarantee you PSVR2 won't be sitting on sheives. It will be scalped for double the price immediately.
@Magog - at first yes, but VR is still a niche product, and there isn't even close to the install base that was there for the PS4 when PSVR first came out.
Short term memory? PSVR wasn't sitting on the shelf when it launched. That took a while. Then when the improved version launched it wasn't sitting there either.
Just stagger the launch, Ps5 1st then PC 6months later or so.
Good idea EvertonFC
If Sony created its own launcher on PC, it could make the games you buy on the PlayStation store cross play on PS5 and PC. It would create incentive for people to still buy into the PlayStation ecosystem, even though they would also have the ability to buy from the other launchers
Because Sony is a business, and they really don't care about catering to a group that already bought a system if it means opening up a new revenue stream.
The hardware will be shipped break even or at a loss in order to sell software which will only be available for PS5. This is basic stuff.
Not surprised that you are against a company having a product that could be used by more people
A sale is a sale. Sony will make money/a sale either way. It's a win win. That said, I understand what you are saying but as long as there's enough to go around, on both platforms, on release, I don't see a downside.
The begging has begun!
Exactly! But I mean, who can blame them, they're dying to play the awesome games from PlayStation.
How exactly would the PSVR2 working on PC allow anyone to get a game thats only on Playstation….??
A little begging, perhaps, but more so hoping. More than anything, I'd love to have an option that doesn't cost $1000 like the Index, that also allows me to get Facebook entirely out of my life AND could be compatible with PS5. I had hoped PSVR was going to work on PC in some fashion, but later ended up getting a Rift when the bundle hit $400. By the time PSVR 2 comes out, I'll likely be in a similar situation in terms of what HMD to upgrade to - PSVR or PCVR, and I'd really like to not have to consider buying 2. But it is a weird time to be a multiplatform gamer. I JUST bought a PS5 (arriving today), and I'm unsure if I should have, given the exclusives seem to be coming PC-ward now. I forgot the Gefore leak showed Returnal, Forbidden West, and R&C:RA as coming to PC early/mid 2022. If those happen, I should just send it back. But PSVR2 looks amazing, and I'd want to play those VR exclusives eventually. Would be extra curious if they'll also start putting their VR games on PC as well at some point.
The fanboyism never dies.
Only makes sense being their obvioughly going at the PC market. Either way, it means they move more hardware, even if it isn't specifically for Playstation titles.
No let them keep using their official Facebook VR headset, is more advance cause it has FB integration. :D
Index exists, and at least FB/Meta is going to allow the decoupling of FB accounts from Oculus hardware this year. I still would love PSVR2 as an option - those specs look excellent, and to have one headset that can be used across hardware would be incredibly ideal. I had to buy a PSVR and Rift last gen to get the full VR fix lol.
That’s only for the quest. If you’re gonna troll, try a little harder.
There's a hack that exists to eliminate Facebook integration now from the Quest 2, named Oculess.
All these biased western ''journalist'' are trying so hard to make PlayStation look and act like that other brand (Bring the brand down to that level) so when the time comes to compare or present advantages, they can say they're the same and the PS brand has nothing to offer over the other one. Next article...''Why PSVR2 is bad for the gaming industry and gamers''... That train is never late;)
I mean, PSVR2 being cross compatible would not only be consumer friendly to those that play both PC & PS5, but it would STILL be an option on PlayStation that Microsoft doesn't have even one option for in its ecosystem. Still surprised after the Scorpio tease of being a great VR machine, that they're STILL ignoring VR. I "had" to buy a PSVR and Rift last gen to get access to all the VR goodness, but I held out for a while to see if PSVR support would come to PC so I could try to get by with just one piece of hardware. If I could do that this gen, that'd be great in my eyes. But I kinda know what you mean; I've got a PS5 coming today, but I'm truly unsure if I should keep it. With Sony IPs coming PC-ward, each one that does is one less reason for me to have shelled out $500 for a PS5. And if PSVR2 is compatible with PC, I'd likely buy one to use there, but it likely also means their VR exclusives would come to PC, yet again removing my need to own a PS5. It's tricky right now.
Don't worry hackers and modders will make it work on PC just like the original.
I didn't keep up with the hacking scene on this. In the early goings, I did try and had a hard time getting it working. When Rift + Touch hit $400, I just went that route since there was a lot of jank & headache still required to get PSVR working on PC. Did it end up working better in the end? Even if that wasn't the best, given this has all inside-out tracking & a single USB-C cable - instead of that breakout box & PS Camera complicating things - I'd imagine modders would have a much easier time getting this to work on PC anyway.
If this happens I would invest in one
I think PC gets left out of console equations because of the amount of reverse engineering, exploit finding, and doing everything BUT using it as intended goes on. Devs can’t even release Betas on PC without someone digging in the files, leaking all the unrevealed findings like DLCs and, in the cases of fighting games, characters. You can’t even build up hype because people want to be the first to ruin it. IF PSVR worked on PC so would the games. I can already see some hack getting you PSVR games for free happening. I think if you want to use PSVR you should get a PlayStation. Otherwise you have a ton of VR options and plenty of games PlayStation won’t get.
"If PSVR worked on PC so would the games" You have absolutely no idea what you're talking about in any part of your comment but this stood out. lmao
If you have PSVR on PC you don’t think the PSVR games would come with it? You think you’d have PSVR on PC but none of the PSVR library would be available? Please make that make sense.
This happens on consoles too you know….
Right once the kernels are known and the security is bypassed. Until then you can’t see much of anything on a console much less how to get something to run on it. If you made PSVR available on PC I’m sure it would be a lot more easily exploited than a PS5. Might even reveal HOW to emulate the original system. And what console beta has been reverse engineered and exploited? You thought it was coincidence that whenever a beta runs on PC leaks are rampant for many games? I’m not saying people don’t cheat on console games, there’s devices for that. I’m talking about other stuff entirely and it’s all PC related.
That would be truly awesome. The icing on the cake. With them bringing more and more titles to PC, I think it would actually be a good move for them. VR has grown through its infancy and is now becoming a serious product. Problem with that is that because of these iterations/upgrades of products. Many people have already double dipped by now and we’ve already hit the bar of incredibly expensive VR hardware. If PSVR is console exclusive are people going to dip yet again for an expensive unit. I have a PSVR and oculus, despite how much I want the PSVR2 I really am questing whether I will buy it. If it was PC as well it would sway my decision.
I hope so, I'd be more willing to buy it if it worked on a PC. It's value would increase as it would be the only VR headset compatible with more than just one platform and that would look really good for marketing. Been thinking on the FB headset, whoops I mean Meta, and aside from price I don't wanna give any of my money to The Zucc.
I doubt it. If the headset comes to PC then the games need to come to PC. All of them. Even 3rd party. Sony can't mandate that and they wouldn't want it either. Face it port beggars. There's a reason PlayStation has always been so popular. Because there's always been amazing games you can only play on PlayStation. And if you want to play Call of the mountain, GT and probably the next Naughty Dog in VR you need a PS5
Why would the games need to come to pc? The psvr isn’t going to be doing anything different than the index does. I can use my dual sense on Pc. Why can’t I play my copy of miles morales on Pc? You people make no sense. It’s just a VR headset.
If you think it's just the same as other headsets why do you even want it? Clearly it's going to have features that others don't and games need to cater to. You think you're going to play PC Games on it? And I make no sense?
@Bathyj I want it so I don’t need multiple headsets? If I have psvr2 and it works on my pc as well, I don’t need to get an index or oculus. That way I can play the PlayStation exclusives and the titles not on the console. This isn’t hard to understand.
Correct Bathy. Just as you and others have said, we know they want Sony to make it compatible so that Sony is locked in bringing games to PC because the master race would miss out on Sony's exclusives. It's so obvious it stinks. With no games that would take advantage of Sony's eye tracking. I knew the port begging would start. I've been saying in other places, as soon as Spider-Man VR is announced, they're going to riot and say Sony needs to be like Microsoft and bring their games anywhere. Instead of them buying a console and the headset to come to PlayStation exclusives. Sony may even end up doing it. But it's funny that the begging has already started just from the name announcement.
It’s not “port begging”. I’d rather have ONE headset I can use rather than needing to buy 2. If I have to choose between using VR exclusively on ps5 or PC, I’m going with PC like most people did. That’s where all the big popular VR games are at the moment. I’ve been waiting to see if it is compatible. If it is, I’ll buy one over an index or oculus so I can play PS5 and PC with it. If it isn’t, I’m not buying one. This is the general sentiment amongst the VR crowd right now. It’s a win win for Sony here. There’s no negative to making it work on a Pc. Same way there’s no negative to making the DualSense work on Pc, which it does. It’s literally just a peripheral. It’s not the system itself.
I can see it happening. If it just needs a single usb c connection. Obviously going to require beefy hardware to make full use of it. I can see Sony also releasing first party vr games for pc as well maybe not day and date with ps5. But maybe after 6 months. Certainly not 3 years later like horizon or god of war.
Been waiting for psvr2 before I buy VR. I want ONE headset I can use between my pc and ps5. If it’s not compatible with pc I won’t be buying and I’ll go the index route. There’s far more and better VR Pc games at the moment because that’s where the main audience for VR is. Sony would be dumb to not tap into that. The fanboys are being real dumb in this comment section. It’s just a headset. The dual sense works on Pc. It’s just a peripheral. Get over yourselves.
yep pretty much, PC VR is where it's really at, you get a lot more killer apps on it (boneworks, Alyx, blade and sorcery, etc...) The fanboys really are delusional in this thread, like conspiracy theorists who start freaking out about scenarios they play in their head.
They don’t make any sense. They’re acting like the headset is this magical thing. It’s just a headset. Making it work for multiple platforms is the best idea. Imagine locking a TV to one console.
Still stupid you need a Facebook account to use Oculus talk about cramming useless software to use a piece of hardware. I have never played a VR game trying to find the PS4 PSVR is expensive and if you do find one bits and pieces are missing from it when you look for it used. As for Sony enabling PSVR2 on pc that is up to them it would be a smart move help push out more units I saw a PSVR couple months ago and I missed out on buying it. I have two PSVR titles I went out of my way to grab now I just need the VR set to play them. I also hope PSVR2 will work with regular PSVR titles.
They just might. To coincide with the releases of their games on pc.
Yes. But... selling it at a loss, so they recover the money with games and services? No way on PC. I'm more confident with not official support.
They don’t sell peripherals at a loss. Only the console. Psvr was sold at profit. Allowing it to be compatible would just make them more money. Then, when pc players have one, they can also buy a ps5 to play the exclusive VR games. They’d be taking advantage of 2 markets. They can sell the peripheral as compatible but if you want full advantage of it with the exclusive titles, you need a ps5. This could also make it the best selling headset being able to be used by multiple platforms. They don’t need to bring the games over to make it work. The dual sense works just fine on Pc yet none of the exclusive games or features are there.
I want this to happen so bad
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