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PS4 Will Not Support Bluetooth Headsets

Jonathan Lester
Bluetooth, Headset, PS4, Sony

PS4 Will Not Support Bluetooth Headsets

Sony has confirmed that current Bluetooth headsets cannot be used for PS4 voice chat, while even official PULSE headsets will require a post-launch patch before they actually work.

Game Informer got the scoop from a Sony representative, who confirmed that all current Bluetooth headsets are incompatible with the PS4. Sony's own PULSE headsets won't work at all at launch, pending a firmware update, while most USB headsets will also be useless until a patch is released down the line. Digital optical headsets will function for audio, but not for chat.

It's tempting to suggest that this move is a bit of a transparent cash grab, but at least a mono headset is included with all new consoles. The Xbox One is taking a similar tack, with Microsoft also promising to look into third-party headset support.


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Breadster  Oct. 11, 2013 at 13:28

Wait, what? So what headsets do work at launch? Just the garbage little mono one?

JonLester  Oct. 11, 2013 at 13:42

At launch... yeah, basically.

EDIT: If you have a decent set of digital optical headphones, I suppose you could put on the mono headset underneath?

Last edited by JonLester, Oct. 11, 2013 at 13:44
t4v  Oct. 11, 2013 at 14:04

I've gone for the Turtle Beach P4c that is still £15.97 at Gamestop. They plug into the DS4.


kinkinkaid  Oct. 11, 2013 at 14:52

I shelled out about £80 for the official Sony ones for PS3 when they first came out - this is annoying!

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