Sony Confirms PS4 Headset Compatability, Many Will Require a Future Firmware Update

October 10, 2013 Written by Jason Dunning


After Shuhei Yoshida confirmed that the Pulse Elite Gaming headset would “eventually” work with the PS4, and Astro Gaming stating that their headsets will work with the PS4 following a future system update, new information comes from Sony about headset compatibility (via Game Informer):

  • When it comes to the Pulse/Pulse Elite headset from Sony, they confirmed that you will have to wait for a future PS4 system update to use them.
  • Any other headset that relies on bluetooth for chat won’t work at all.
  • A headset that relies on USB for chat will eventually work following a future system update.
  • Any headset that relies on digital optical for game audio will work, but you won’t be able to chat yet.

These restrictions are definitely a little confusing, but don’t forget that the PS4 comes with the below mono headset at launch, and the DualShock 4 has a headphone jack, allowing the use of other headphones for certain audio, though “it depends” for the mic part:


What do you think of all these headset restrictions? Let us know in the comments below.

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