Existing Bluetooth headsets won’t work with the PlayStation 4, apparently, and even USB jobbies won’t be compatible until after launch.
The news comes via GameInformer, which received its information directly from Sony. According to the platform holder, existing headsets just won’t work for voice chat on the PS4 – not even the Sony Pulse or official PS3 accessories.
A system update issued sometime after the PS4’s launch will make it compatible with current USB headsets, but existing Bluetooth headsets are not supported at all.
Presumably, new, PS4-friendly first- and third-party headsets will be released at or close to the console’s launch – but that’s no comfort for those who’ve recently splashed out on a new headset that won’t work with their new hardware.
It’s worth noting that the PS4 comes bundled with a mono headset, so you won’t be left with no option for voice chat at all.
The PS4 launches in November.