Can I use PSVR 2 on PS4?

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The release of PSVR 2 is swiftly approaching, and many dedicated PlayStation fans will be wondering whether you can use PSVR 2 on the PS4.

Well, for anyone hoping this would be possible, prepare to be disappointed. You will not be able to use the PSVR 2 with the PS4. You will in fact only be able to use this headset with the PS5. Sony have confirmed it will be only compatible with the PlayStation 5, so bad luck for all those PS4 dedicatees.

However, there is no doubt the headset will work well with the PlayStation 5. This could be your wakeup call to upgrade if you haven’t done so already!

So, a warning to any PS4 owners – you will need to have a PS5 console to play the latest VR headset from Sony.

Which PlayStation is PSVR 2 compatible with?

The only way you will be able to use the PSVR 2 headset is by connecting it to a PlayStation 5 console. It doesn’t look like you’ll be able to do this over a wireless connection. Instead, a USB-c cable will provide a wired connection to the PS5.

The previous generation of Sony’s VR headsets, the PSVR, was able to connect to the PS4, as well as the PS4 Slim and PS4 Pro. This was because it used a USB 2.0 cable. However, with the new type of wired connection and different, more advanced internal technology, it’s looking like PS4s just won’t be able to keep up with Sony’s latest VF headset.

Final Thoughts

Playstation 4 owners: it’s time for an upgrade if you want to get started with the latest and most advanced VR headset from Sony. In order to use the PSVR 2, you’ll need a PS5. Time to face the facts!

Sony’s upcoming VR headset is set to be one of the biggest tech releases of 2023. PlayStation fans prepare yourselves – if you’re not up to date with the latest console, now might be the opportunity you’ve been waiting for. Don’t miss out on the world of virtual reality, and remember that you cannot use PSVR 2 with a PS4.

Gloria is a tech and AI writer for PC Guide. She is interested in what new technology means for the future of digital and broadcast journalism.