In a few months, Sony will launch the PlayStation VR2 device. This virtual reality device is informed that it will use MediaTek’s first VR processor.
MediaTek has been doing well in the chipset business for the past few years. After experiencing success in the flagship smartphone SoC business competing with well-known manufacturers such as Qualcomm, MediaTek is now entering the VR chipset industry by releasing its first chipset explicitly built for VR headsets.
Reporting from Gizmochina (November 14), the upcoming Sony PlayStation VR2 will be powered by MediaTek’s first VR chipset will come.
While not providing many details, MediaTek showed event attendees the PlayStation VR2 device. Despite the fact that the processor is used in a variety of other products, this will be the first time a MediaTek processor has been used in a VR headset.
This isn’t completely new news, as industry analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted in May that MediaTek processors would power the next-gen PlayStation VR. 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. The PlayStation VR2 offers specs such as a 4K HDR OLED display with a resolution of 4,000 x 2,040 pixels. This screen will have a field of view of 119 degrees and a refresh rate of 120 Hz.
The device will have four cameras for headset tracking and a controller with an IR camera for eye tracking. VR2 will also offer 3D audio with headset feedback. On the other hand, it will offer haptic feedback and adaptive triggers.
Sony PlayStation VR2 will go on sale on February 22, 2023. The price of this device is USD549.99 in the United States.