PS4 News Update: Many existing headsets will not work on the Playstation 4 on release date due to compatibility problems. Is Sony & Microsoft really ready for launch?
Yesterday, we received a note from Astro Gaming (whom we’ve recently spoken with about next-gen audio) indicating that their headsets will work for chat on the PlayStation 4… just not right away. This prompted us to dig a little deeper and find out what gaming headset owners can expect on November 15.
The answer we received from Sony is complicated. If you have a Sony-branded PULSE gaming headset (or the elite edition of that product), you will need to wait for a system update coming in the future. It seems that those will not work at all at launch.
Any other headset that relies on bluetooth for chat will not work at all. If you have something that relies on USB for chat (like the Astro mixamps and Astro A50 wireless system), you’ll eventually be able to use those. An update will be coming in the future.
Any headset that relies on digital optical for game audio will continue to provide that out of the box. You just won’t be able to chat yet.