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PS3 USB headsets won't work with PS4 at launch, patch to come 'in the future'

PS3 USB headsets won't work with PS4 at launch, patch to come 'in the future'
Timothy J. Seppala
Timothy J. Seppala|@timseppala|October 10, 2013 10:11 PM

If you were planning to use a PlayStation Pulse headset with your PS4 at launch, Sony has some bad news. Until there's a system update "in the future" (still time to fix it before November, guys!) you won't be able to use any of the firm's USB headsets with the PlayStation 4, the company told Game Informer. However, any headset that uses a TOSlink cable to feed audio data -- meaning, most cans over $100 -- will still work. You won't be able to use said headphones or Bluetooth to chat, although Astro said it will patch the former in later. Apparently, if you want the PS4 experience to be as or more talkative than the PS3's, you'll have to resort to the pack-in earbud kit.

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PS3 USB headsets won't work with PS4 at launch, patch to come 'in the future'