Does Oculus Rift Work With PS5?

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If you've got an older Oculus Rift S handy that you've been using for PC gaming, it's possible you've been wondering if your Rift S will work with PS5.

Here's what you need to know, plus some exciting news on the front of a new PSVR headset.

Does Oculus Rift Work With PS5?

In short, no. There's no real way of getting the Rift to connect to the PS5, or even your PS4 unfortunately, that is natively, anyway.

If you're desperate to try it out, you can utilise the Virtual Desktop app for Rift & Rift S, or if you've got a Quest 2, Oculus have an official app for this purpose. Once you've bought that, it's a case of running PS Remote Play to your PC and then mirroring your PC screen to your headset.

It isn't an ideal solution by any means, especially given that this has been known to cause some latency issues, but this is dependent upon what games you're playing. Slower games are likely to be fine, but with faster-paced titles, latency could become an issue.

Even with the fact this doesn't work, there's still a large games library if you've got either the Rift S or the Quest 2, so you shouldn't be short of finding some fun titles to play, like the fantastic Beat Saber for instance, or Job Simulator.

Which VR Headset Works With PS5?

The only current VR headset that works with PS5 is the original PSVR, which hasn't been discontinued and is fully compatible with PS5.

It's able to work with the PS5 thanks to utilising the PS4's camera and an additional camera adaptor that Sony is giving away for free to every PSVR owner, as long as you provide your headset's serial number.

In order to connect all the cables up properly, it's a case of firstly connecting up the camera adaptor to your PS4 camera on one end and then into a spare USB port on your PS5 on the other.

Once you've done that, then run an HDMI out from the PSVR's black box to the PS5, and then another HDMI cable from the PSVR to your TV for output. and then a final USB cable to be run from the black box into the PS5.

Then, turn everything on, run the setup procedure and it should all work fine.

When Will PSVR 2 Be Released?

Whilst we do have a separate article surrounding the PSVR 2 release date, let's break things down a little here.

We don't actually know all too much about when the PSVR 2 will launch, apart from one insider report from Bloomberg that touted a release for the 2022 holiday season, by which time they say the PS5 shortage could have ended.


If this is the case, then you'll be waiting a year for a new headset, but considering the point that PSVR doesn't run better on PS5 in terms of graphical outputs holding out for a new, optimised VR experience for PS5 is advisable if you want to fully harness your console's power.

We'll be back with you soon with more VR news and information, so be sure to check back in with us soon, and don't forget that the Meta Quest 3 could be on its way to us, alongside the PSVR 2.

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