Published on February 4th, 2014 | by Mick Brennan0
System Update 1.60 For The PS4 Arrives with Gold Wireless Headset Support
The next system software update for PlayStation 4 (version 1.60) will be released today and this will be bringing compatibility support to PS4 for the PULSE Wireless Stereo Headset and the original Wireless Stereo Headset.
This means that you will now be able to use these wireless headsets on your PS4 and can experience 7.1 virtual surround sound and voice chat while playing your PS4 games.
The new headset also includes developer-created custom audio modes for specific for PlayStation games (the free Headset Companion App hits PlayStation Store in February), a noise-cancelling microphone for voice chat, and customizable faceplates. Sony says the Gold Wireless Headset offers 8 hours of battery life, will also work with the PS3, and comes with a travel pouch. A custom audio mode will be available for Sucker Punch’s upcoming inFamous Second Son, due to hit the PS4 on March 21.
These wireless headsets don’t use Bluetooth, instead requiring a USB dongle that plugs into your console. You can use the Gold Wireless Headset with other mobile devices such as the PS Vita and various smartphones, but only in wired mode (cable included).
It’s unclear if the v1.60 update will bring any other new features. Currently, the PS4 doesn’t support many features available to PS3 owners. For instance, the PS4 does not offer 3D Blu-ray playback or allow you to play your own media files.