Bluetooth Headsets Will Not Work With The PlayStation 4

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Similar to the headset compatibility woes on the Xbox One, Sony has confirmed that the pack-in PlayStation 4 headset is the only device that will work for voice chat with the next-gen console on day one.

Speaking to Game Informer, Sony revealed that all of their PlayStation branded headsets (like the PS Pulse) will not be compatible with the PlayStation 4 at launch. The good news for these owners is that Sony will patch in full support with a post-launch system update.

Bluetooth and USB headset owners will also find a lack of chat with their devices on the PS4 — although, in the case of USB devices, this will come in an update at some point in the future.

Finally, headsets that use digital optical for game audio will be compatible with the PlayStaiton 4 as soon as you free the console from its box. Sadly, chat on those same headsets will not work until (you guessed it) a future system update.

While all of these issues will eventually work themselves out, it is extremely disappointing that Xbox One and PlayStation 4 owners will not be able to use their existing equipment out of the gate. Hopefully, both companies don’t waste too much time getting the promised post-launch support out to customers.