A little more than a month is left before the release of the new PlayStation VR2 headset. There was information about the possibility of connecting the device to a PC.
Users have been able to get the original PlayStation VR headset to work on PC, but according to the same developers, this idea seems highly unlikely for the upcoming PlayStation VR2. A Reddit thread that came to the attention of RoadToVR in which the developer of the PlayStation VR PC compatibility program iVRy Driver for SteamVR talks about how difficult it will be to do the same for PlayStation VR2.
“You will be wasting your money as there is no guarantee that you will be able to use it on PC, and chances are quite good that you will not be able to. The original PSVR is (electronically) equivalent to a monitor, so it’s relatively easy to output a video signal to it. For reading data from sensors, etc. it took a lot of work, and it took at least a year from the date of release before someone figured it out. It took a few more years before the headset could be used as a PC VR headset. Tracking and controllers are still in development and it has been over 5 years since release. This is despite Sony making no effort to prevent non-PS4 users from using the headset.”
The developer said that the new PlayStation VR2 features could make it harder for home software developers to attempt to port the hardware for use on a PC. Given the amount of work required, developer Mediator Software believes that this is unlikely to happen five years after the release of PlayStation VR2.