PS4 New wireless stereo headset for PlayStation 4 revealed, PS4 system update 1.60 detailed

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The next system software update for PlayStation 4 (version 1.60) will be released tomorrow (4th February 2014), bringing compatibility support to PS4 for the PULSE Wireless Stereo Headset (including the GTA V limited edition version) 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.




Wireless Stereo Headset 2.0 for PS4
We’re also pleased to tell you about a new headset that is coming soon for PS4. The Wireless Stereo Headset 2.0 will be available from 10th February 2014 (market dependant) at £79.99/€89.99 SRP.

This new wireless headset for PS4 features stunning 7.1 virtual surround sound, as well as a crystal clear, noise-cancelling internal microphone for chatting to friends on Party, when playing online multiplayer.

The headset can be used at home using the USB wireless adaptor with your PS4, PS3, PC or Mac for up to 8 hours thanks to its rechargeable battery. You can also use the headset on the go with your PS Vita or with other mobile devices using the included 3.5mm stereo mini jack. With its foldable design the headset is ideal for travel and storage, so when you’re not using it, simply fold your headset up.

Headset Companion App
What’s more, you’ll be able to access custom sound modes to enhance your gameplay, music and movie experience on PS4 and PS3 through the Headset Companion App, available soon from PlayStation Store at no extra cost (also available through an update patch to the PULSE Manager app on PS3).

Make sure you look out for future releases of sound modes that are specifically tuned to enhance the audio in your favourite PS4 games. The first sound mode that will be coming soon to the app is being developed by Sucker Punch for their highly anticipated PS4 exclusive, inFAMOUS Second Son.

In addition, the app also offers a variety of preset audio modes for games, music and movies, as well as a tool to create your own custom EQ mode.

The Headset Companion App will be compatible with Wireless Stereo Headset 2.0 and the PULSE Wireless Stereo Headsets on both PS4 and PS3.

PlayStation App Update – Version 1.6
An update released to the PlayStation App for iOS and Android devices last week, added ‘Live from PlayStation‘ support (among other features), allowing you to browse and launch videos of live gameplay on your phone or tablet via USTREAM or Twitch.

For additional information on PS4 system update v.1.60, including how to update your system, please click here when the update goes live.

 

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Best of all is the ability to mute the camera. Wish there were some more functionalities to this update. Oh well roll on next update
 

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Best of all is the ability to mute the camera. Wish there were some more functionalities to this update. Oh well roll on next update
I've put my camera back in the box and forgotten about it. I should have got a second controller instead!
 

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i,ve got those 7.1 headphones, now that they work, one less reason to buy a ps4.
 

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They look rather smart
 

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Its because its how Ace can decide which machine he is using, headphones on ps3, headphones off ps4, now its too difficult, damn you Sony.
 

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I will pick a set of those babies up on release! Problem is, I then will loose the posibility to blame the headset for not understanding what you guys are trying to tell med when we play online... (nothing wrong with my english, right!?) ;)
 

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I will pick a set of those babies up on release! Problem is, I then will loose the posibility to blame the headset for not understanding what you guys are trying to tell med when we play online... (nothing wrong with my english, right!?) ;)
It's a wireless headset...you'll lose quality as the battery runs out....built in excuse! :1thumbup:
 

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It's a wireless headset...you'll lose quality as the battery runs out....built in excuse! :1thumbup:
And the same goes with the controller - "I can't hit shit with these batteries!"
 

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lol - actually I wish you could turn that bloody light off, it eats through the battery something crazy
 

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True, but my MANCAVE is not that big and I can therefore recharge my controller while I'm playing, so it's not such a big problem for me.
 

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True, but my MANCAVE is not that big and I can therefore recharge my controller while I'm playing, so it's not such a big problem for me.
I sit with my face against the screen so I can do the same.

It's not the point though, that light does precisely nothing useful (unless you have/are using the camera) and seems to really drain the battery really badly.
 

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I agree with you @ColSonders. It's irritating with the light draining the battery. I do think that I have red somewherre that Sony are considering to patch it...
 

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I found the light actually quite useful when the lightbulb went in the living room. No need for a torch when you have a PS4 controller.
 

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I found the light actually quite useful when the lightbulb went in the living room. No need for a torch when you have a PS4 controller.
It helps you find your drink
 

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Apparently the light is used to great effect in Thief. It emits a very low dark light whilst playing, and if you get spotted it literally lights up the room. Obviously it has a greater effect if playing in a darkened room.

I like what does in Tomb Raider too. When you light a torch it flashes yellow and orange, whilst the controller speaker emits fire crackling noises. You actually feel like youve got a torch in your hand, albeit with added sticks and buttons. Honest!!!

The most pointless use of colour is when it changes from green to red as your health goes down. Cant remember which game does it, but who's going to take time to marvel at a light whilst some buggers emptying a clip in you?:D
 

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It's put to good (ish) use in killzone too as an alarm indicator. I suspect the advanced Bluetooth connection drains the battery more than anything though.
 
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