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Current headsets wont work with the PS4

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When you unbox your shiny new PlayStation 4 on the morning of December 13 (or about twelve seconds after midnight) you might find that your current, expensive headset doesn’t work with the thing. Especially if it’s Bluetooth – though USB ones wont work either. Yet.

That’s according to GameInformer, who got their information from Sony. If you have a headset that works using optical or HDMI, it’ll work for audio, but not for chat. It will get support in the future if it uses USB for its chat functions – after an update has gone out.

If you have one of those incredible Sony PULSE headsets, those won’t work either until a future system update adds support.

If, however, you use a standard Bluetooth headset for chatting or even audio purposes on your PS3, don’t expect it to work on your PlayStation 4. Ever.

Xbox 360 headsets, likewise, wont work for chat on the Xbox One out of the gate – but Microsoft has said it’ll make a converter available at some point in the future.

Last Updated: October 11, 2013

105 Comments

  1. Tarisma

    October 11, 2013 at 11:06

    What no

    Thats my headset in the picture
    what

    Reply

    • Ultimo_Cleric N7

      October 11, 2013 at 11:20

      Fail

      Reply

    • NecroRince

      October 11, 2013 at 11:20

      *pat on back

      Reply

      • Vampyre Squirrel

        October 11, 2013 at 11:24

        Wait, didn’t you just get a new headset?

        Reply

        • NecroRince

          October 11, 2013 at 11:55

          Not yet, get it next week. And. FUCK.

          Reply

          • Vampyre Squirrel

            October 11, 2013 at 12:20

            *point, laugh* BWAHAHAHAHAHA

    • Downloadable content John

      October 11, 2013 at 11:21

      Sorry, I LOL’d now.

      Reply

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      October 11, 2013 at 11:22

      I’d be more worried about how they found out where you live, broke into your house & took photos of your headset. 😉

      Reply

      • Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

        October 11, 2013 at 11:24

        I am a ninja. Always remember that.

        Reply

        • Vampyre Squirrel

          October 11, 2013 at 11:25

          He’s totally Ninja, I met him… then he disappeared… was epic.

          Reply

          • Downloadable content John

            October 11, 2013 at 11:25

            I haven’t even seen him once!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 11, 2013 at 11:29

            That you know of…

          • Downloadable content John

            October 11, 2013 at 11:31

            O_O

          • Vampyre Squirrel

            October 11, 2013 at 11:34

            He’s every where, and no where, he’s Geoffrey Tim… or is he?

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 11, 2013 at 11:51

            Geoff can never hurt me, I have a Secret Weapon called FIRE!!

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          October 11, 2013 at 11:30

          NinGeoff. You need a t-shirt with that. 😀

          Reply

    • Umar ZoMg Reiner

      October 11, 2013 at 11:23

      Condolences

      Reply

    • Scruff304

      October 11, 2013 at 12:16

      You fail at life…

      Reply

    • Lourens Jordaan

      October 11, 2013 at 12:40

      I had a P11 too. Got a Sony Pulse last month after Sony CONFIRMED that current headsets will work on the PS4. They CONFIRMED it on 28JUL2013. I googled the date it was reported.

      Reply

  2. Admiral Chief of Rivia

    October 11, 2013 at 11:13

    Guess what, my headset will still work whether I upgrade or not.

    Reply

    • Downloadable content John

      October 11, 2013 at 11:15

      You know. Now that you mention it. I’ve also never had problems like that. Like my games too. Everytime I upgrade I can still miraculously play all my older games.

      Reply

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        October 11, 2013 at 11:19

        How do you upgrade your console? Oh wait, I’m being silly.

        Reply

        • Admiral Chief of Rivia

          October 11, 2013 at 11:19

          HAHAHAHA

          Reply

        • Downloadable content John

          October 11, 2013 at 11:20

          *pretends not to have read comment*

          Reply

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 11, 2013 at 11:47

            But you know you did!!! YOU DID!!

          • Downloadable content John

            October 11, 2013 at 11:50

            Shhh

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 11, 2013 at 11:51

            hush I will NOT!! I HAVE BEEN IGNORED FOR TOO LONG!!!

        • NecroRince

          October 11, 2013 at 11:21

          I think appropriate…

          Reply

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 11, 2013 at 11:23

            HAH! I’m not refreshing.

          • NecroRince

            October 11, 2013 at 11:24

            Do it, DO IT DO IT! I’ll buy you another LAG when I see you next!

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 11, 2013 at 11:47

            Who did those shooters taste anyway?

          • Downloadable content John

            October 11, 2013 at 11:25

            Don’t do it!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 11, 2013 at 11:25

            but… but… free alcohol! My kryptonite!

          • Downloadable content John

            October 11, 2013 at 11:26

            When I come to your valley I shall bring you some.
            Beer.

            Windhoek?

          • Vampyre Squirrel

            October 11, 2013 at 11:26

            DOooooo IIIiiiiiT!!!!

          • Downloadable content John

            October 11, 2013 at 11:26

            I’m strangely feeling in the mood to watch the first Predator movie all of a sudden.

          • Vampyre Squirrel

            October 11, 2013 at 11:23

            HAHA! He’s totally right!! Damn you @disqus_DoEH3TsffU:disqus!!! It’s your fault!

          • Downloadable content John

            October 11, 2013 at 11:24

            Shut up!
            We’re a kind and humble people. (regardless of being better than everyone else)

          • NecroRince

            October 11, 2013 at 11:25

            HAhAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH! Breeeeeths, HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 11, 2013 at 11:52

            *breathes

          • Downloadable content John

            October 11, 2013 at 11:57

            Tim, you win the internet

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 11, 2013 at 12:02

            I win? Really!!! I WON!! I can support mama and papa! I can play with Poopvanger the jack russel, even know he has only 3 legs! I won! I really Won the internet!!

          • NecroRince

            October 11, 2013 at 12:44

            As far as spelling goes, that was an er, I was just too excited. As for Tanya winning, DEMOTED TO LEVEL BEIBER!

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 11, 2013 at 12:47

            I WIN!!! You really don’t want a three legged dog called poopvanger on you!

          • Downloadable content John

            October 11, 2013 at 12:51

            Am I demoted?

          • NecroRince

            October 11, 2013 at 13:01

            Hahah! No way bro!

          • Downloadable content John

            October 11, 2013 at 13:41

            Woohoo

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 11, 2013 at 11:28

            We’re the bestest at humility.

          • NecroRince

            October 11, 2013 at 12:43

            BOOM!

    • Spathi

      October 11, 2013 at 12:11

      I think you must change your nick to “PC Master race member”. Then you wouldn’t have to state it in every post on LG 😉

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief of Rivia

        October 11, 2013 at 12:16

        I’m guessing you need to replace headset?

        Reply

        • Spathi

          October 11, 2013 at 12:46

          I’m part of the Ultra race of PC, Xbox 360, PS3, DS and Wii-U owners! I was just giving out some pro tips 😀

          Edit: Also, I’m not getting a new console on launch, way too big of a backlog!

          Reply

          • Downloadable content John

            October 11, 2013 at 12:52

            Draadsitter. 😉

          • Spathi

            October 11, 2013 at 12:55

            😀 I’m rooting for consoles the whole time! I’m trying to convince myself that it isn’t worth upgrading my PC as I’m almost due now. Star Citizen is however the one title that I just cannot let go…

          • Downloadable content John

            October 11, 2013 at 13:43

            I’ll be honest, I’m really liking the new console and although I own 5 games only for my PS3 I get why people buy consoles. I just love my strategy games though…

          • Spathi

            October 11, 2013 at 13:53

            One of my biggest reasons for gaming on the console is that my wife can be part of it. It is much more social and involving than PC gaming. I grew up with PCs and my first console was actually the PS3.

            I still game on my PC, currently busy with the Witcher 2, but I game more on my PS3. I rarely play on the Xbox, bought it for Alan Wake, and currently busy with Tomb Raider (which is awesome). WiiU is collecting dust, waiting for Mario World!

    • Uberutang

      October 11, 2013 at 13:06

      I just checked and yes all my goodies will still work also. Phew.
      Headphones, Controllers, Joystick, flight stick, steering wheel. they all seem to be forward compatible! Amazing.

      Reply

  3. hayted

    October 11, 2013 at 11:15

    Thank goodness – I was looking at headsets today! Sjoe! Thanks for the article. Will wait till everything is sorted before I look again. Thank you 🙂

    Reply

  4. Alien Emperor Trevor

    October 11, 2013 at 11:15

    How can neither of them give support for their own headsets out of the box? Mind = boggled.

    Reply

    • Admiral Chief of Rivia

      October 11, 2013 at 11:18

      they bought stock in Vaseline, that’s why

      Reply

  5. Matthew Holliday

    October 11, 2013 at 11:19

    lucky i dont use my headphones for a microphone and can just plug it into the sound system.
    also that I dont use my headphones for my ps3 because I have a sound system for it.
    also that I dont see myself getting a ps4 anytime soon.

    Reply

  6. NecroRince

    October 11, 2013 at 11:20

    They can land a truck on fucking Mars, but they can’t make a headset from this gen work the next? 0-O

    Reply

    • Downloadable content John

      October 11, 2013 at 11:21

      They didn’t land a truck on mars with a console.

      Reply

      • NecroRince

        October 11, 2013 at 11:22

        Who says so!?

        Reply

        • TiMsTeR1033

          October 11, 2013 at 11:52

          ME!!!

          Reply

    • TiMsTeR1033

      October 11, 2013 at 11:45

      They landed a truck on mars!?!

      Reply

      • Downloadable content John

        October 11, 2013 at 11:46

        Skynet delivery

        Reply

      • RapturedMossel

        October 11, 2013 at 12:02

        The mars rover is quite big…

        Reply

    • Brenz

      October 11, 2013 at 12:37

      Its bullshit man, making it compatible from the beginning can not be a hard task, Im not a professional on these things but come on, it really cant be that hard.
      Laziness or greed I say.

      Reply

      • NecroRince

        October 11, 2013 at 12:44

        That’s what I am confused about. I think they have a deal with the headset companies to get them moving more product. If a headset lasts 5 years, lower profits!

        Reply

        • Brenz

          October 11, 2013 at 13:02

          Like so much else these days, built to break to sell another.

          Reply

          • Sk3tz0

            October 11, 2013 at 13:16

            Especially if they made by Students in a factory for no pay..

          • Brenz

            October 11, 2013 at 13:18

            getting paid as a student is a luxury, not a right.

      • Sk3tz0

        October 11, 2013 at 12:51

        At least with no Headset or Chat feature, Mulitplayer will be more piecefull without the 13yr olds screaming about banging ur mother and such shit.. so i guess there is a tiny silver lining..

        Reply

        • Sk3tz0

          October 11, 2013 at 12:52

          *peaceful

          Reply

  7. Ultimo_Cleric N7

    October 11, 2013 at 11:21

    That sucks – money now spent for nothing.
    UNRELATED POST!
    – Tried to play BF4 beta last night and it said my PC’s GTX 260 was unsupported…..that cant be right, right? Minimum requirements is a Geforce 8800…..

    Reply

    • Ch!cken M@N

      October 11, 2013 at 11:22

      you need to update your nvidia drivers.

      Reply

      • Ultimo_Cleric N7

        October 11, 2013 at 11:25

        Checked and apparently they are up to date.
        Any idea where I can get the latest driver from? Sorry to be a pest.

        Reply

        • Jean Jordaan

          October 11, 2013 at 11:36

          • Ultimo_Cleric N7

            October 11, 2013 at 11:49

            haha, tried this last night and it told me they were up to date….. oh well. Will try again later
            Thank you good sirs.

        • Blazzok

          October 11, 2013 at 11:50

          The latest drivers are still Beta, so you will have to get those.

          After getting stuttering and frame rate drops on my GTX670, I reverted back to older drivers (320.49 I think) and it went better.

          However, apparently after the latest patch for BF4, things are going much better. So maybe the latest drivers are fine again.

          http://www.geforce.com/drivers

          Reply

          • Ultimo_Cleric N7

            October 11, 2013 at 13:31

            Thanks Brozif

        • Ch!cken M@N

          October 11, 2013 at 14:59

          http://www.nvidia.com

          sorry wish i could help…

          Reply

          • Ultimo_Cleric N7

            October 11, 2013 at 15:20

            Nah all good, thanks mate

  8. Vampyre Squirrel

    October 11, 2013 at 11:22

    That’s just funny.

    Reply

  9. Umar ZoMg Reiner

    October 11, 2013 at 11:23

    Dammit….I just bought my Genius Headset!

    Reply

    • Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

      October 11, 2013 at 11:24

      Not so genius afterall.

      Reply

      • Umar ZoMg Reiner

        October 11, 2013 at 11:26

        OOOOOH BURN….oh wait, I just got burnt…..

        Reply

        • NecroRince

          October 11, 2013 at 11:34

          Hey man, I took this last night for you. It’s from this game called GTAV, I’ll get some moar for you NOW!

          Reply

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 11, 2013 at 11:44

            Shiny!! Bound to hear this alot while driving “MY EYES! THEY BURNING!!” hehehe

          • Vampyre Squirrel

            October 11, 2013 at 11:46

            LOL! that’ll be us following him around.

          • NecroRince

            October 11, 2013 at 11:47

            Are you kidding! This is my SP game car, I wouldn’t afford this MP yet! We need to get some heists going with @ca47b531ff0f2e5139318ea9ac39adec:disqus tonight.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 11, 2013 at 11:54

            I will have the brandy ready, this time I will not drink so much! Last time felt like I left my body was soo gone!

          • Sk3tz0

            October 11, 2013 at 12:02

            I join the Lazygamer crew, what times do you guys normally play on GTA Online for Ps3?? would love to be able to play with Local gamers rather than poofy europans..

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 11, 2013 at 12:03

            Xbox only man.

          • Downloadable content John

            October 11, 2013 at 12:04

            Racist

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 11, 2013 at 12:04

            Ill let poopvanger on you!

          • NecroRince

            October 11, 2013 at 11:47

            Nah, these burnt my eyes!

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 11, 2013 at 12:04

            Remeber #Spforlife!

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            October 11, 2013 at 12:18

            Cars? Pfftt real end-level bosses do it flying! 😛

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 11, 2013 at 12:48

            How did you get Johnny depp to be your character? you that good Jimmy?

          • Brenz

            October 11, 2013 at 12:34

            Rince do you play on ps3 or xbox?

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        October 11, 2013 at 11:26

        Maybe he can sell it to an Apple user.

        Reply

        • Downloadable content John

          October 11, 2013 at 11:27

          Don’t they charge you for plugging in something that isn’t Apple?

          Reply

        • Umar ZoMg Reiner

          October 11, 2013 at 11:28

          Damn now that’s genius!

          Reply

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