You can play SteamVR games using a PlayStation VR headset

The combination of Trinus and PSVR provides an affordable alternative to the much pricier Rift and Vive headsets.


Trinus PSVR is an unofficial driver that lets you play virtually any SteamVR game using Sony's PlayStation VR headset.

"Trinus PSVR lets you play PC games using your Playstation PSVR headset," reads the Trinus website. "This is an early stage version, it supports SteamVR games (without VR controllers) and non-VR games (through mouse emulation)."

To get started, head to the Trinus website and download the driver. Run setup, then go into display settings and set up extended displays so the PC knows to output to your PSVR. Make sure to set up SteamVR control to track head movement.

Trinus' driver provides an attractive alternative for players interested in VR games on PC but decidedly uninterested in shelling out $600 for an Oculus Rift or $800 for HTC Vive. PSVR only costs $400 and, provided Trinus continues to roll out updates, has access to a growing number of VR games made for PC.

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