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Bluetooth headsets will not be compatible with PlayStation 4, Game Informer reports.

Other types of gaming headsets, including USB-powered headsets and Sony-branded PULSE headsets, will be supported by the console "eventually", but players will allegedly have to wait for a system update to enable functionality.

"Any other headset that relies on bluetooth for chat will not work at all," the site states.

Headsets relying on a digital optical input will provide game audio at launch, but will not be able to relay chat.

The news will come as a disappointment to fans hoping to continue using their existing headset with PlayStation 4. Earlier this year, Sony was alleged to have told Polygon that PS4 would "support previous generation PlayStation 3 wireless headsets", suggesting that multiple types of headsets would be compatible with the upcoming console.

It isn't clear how long gamers will be required to wait for the system update to use the PULSE headset or existing USB headsets.

PlayStation 4 comes supplied with a wired mono headset that connects directly to the DualShock 4 controller via a standard 3.5mm headphone jack.

Source: gameinformer.com

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nopenever

Sony really dropped the ball on the PS4 it seems. I meen, how do you not have the ware to support all headsets already included on release? For a company that specializes in Tech, you'd think they'd be more savvy about it.

Utterly disappointing here, but it could be worse, you could have an xboxone with the same *****ty disk eating features 360 had. Seriously, Xbox doesn't give two *****s about their consumers and the fanboys still eat it up.
Posted 01:59 on 08 February 2014
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RazorGecko

They will probably support it in the near future... I mean why not?!
Posted 19:40 on 14 October 2013
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ShadowmanX5

This really is depressing :\ I am actually glad now that I kept the wire for my Turtle Beach PX5's that make it compatible with Xbox. Hopefully I will be able to use it this way since this would make the bluetooth aspect is pretty much useless other than for music.

I really don't understand why they wouldn't keep this functionality. It's not like the PS4 doesn't have bluetooth, and it's just so much more convenient being all wireless than being required to have a wire from your ear to the controller. I do hope that we get an official word from Sony on this, cos to me it just doesn't sound right.
Posted 21:59 on 10 October 2013
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DragonGuard666

This is disappointing news, especially the lack of USB headset at launch, which is very useful to use in a game like BF4, one of the launch games. No doubt the packaged headset will be poor quality, they usually are.
Posted 20:32 on 10 October 2013
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