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

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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