ediaTek has done well in the chipset business over the past few years. After experiencing success in the flagship smartphone SoC business that competed with well-known manufacturers such as Qualcomm, MediaTek is now entering the VR chipset industry by releasing its first chipset specifically made for VR headsets.
The upcoming Sony PlayStation VR2 will be powered by MediaTek's first VR chipset. During the MediaTek Executive Summit, specifically during the introduction event of MediaTek's first VR chipset, the company officially revealed that its first VR chipset will power the upcoming Sony PlayStation VR2.
While not providing many details, MediaTek showed attendees the PlayStation VR2 device. Despite the fact that its processor is used in a variety of other products, this will be the first time that a MediaTek processor is used in a VR headset.
This isn't entirely new news, as industry analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted in May that the next-gen PlayStation VR will be powered by a MediaTek processor. This is a significant step forward for the company, especially considering that Qualcomm's chips support standalone VR headsets.
Early versions of PlayStation VR were very successful, giving PlayStation console users a simple and affordable option to try VR. PlayStation VR2 offers specifications such as a 4K HDR OLED screen with a resolution of 4,000 x 2,040 pixels. This screen will have a 119-degree field of view, and a 120 Hz refresh rate.
The device will have four cameras for headset tracking and a controller with IR cameras for eye tracking. VR2 will also offer 3D audio with headset feedback. On the other hand, it will offer haptic feedback and adaptive triggers.