PlayStation 4 firmware update version 1.60 will add support for Pulse and Pulse Elite Edition wireless stereo headsets when it launches late tonight, Sony announced.
In addition to support for existing official headsets, Sony America announced it will introduce the new Gold Wireless Headset for PlayStation in February (North America) / February 10 (Europe), which offers 7.1 virtual surround sound, custom sound profiles created by PlayStation game developers, and other features for $99 / £79.99/ €89.99.
A free Headset Companion App, compatible with the Pulse Elite Edition and new Gold Wireless Headsets, will also be released on the PlayStation Store, allowing users to download custom and game-specific audio modes created by developers.
“Audio is a critical part of the overall gaming experience, and because our headsets are made for PlayStation gamers, by gamers, you’ll truly hear the action the way it was meant to sound,” said John Koller, vice president of marketing at SCEA. “We’re also excited to introduce our new Gold Wireless Headset, which provides the actual audio experience that game developers created.”
Here are some more details about the Gold Wireless Headset:
The Gold Wireless Headset for PlayStation provides seamless and intuitive console integration with on-screen indicators. Supported devices include PS4, the PlayStation 3 (PS3) system and PC/Mac, which utilize the wireless adapter, as well as the PlayStation Vita (PS Vita) system and mobile devices, which can be connected with the included 3.5mm audio cable. The Gold Wireless Headset delivers audio immersion through developer-created game modes, starting with a custom sound mode developed by Sucker Punch for their highly anticipated PS4 exclusive inFAMOUS: Second Son. Additional features include:
- 7.1 virtual surround sound
- Custom audio modes via the new Headset Companion App
- Hidden noise cancelling microphone
- Rechargeable battery delivering eight hours of straight gameplay
- Portable, folding design and travel pouch
- Customizable faceplates
Watch a trailer for the headset below.