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PS4 system update 1.60 out tomorrow; new wireless headset revealed

Sony has revealed details of the next system software update for PlayStation 4 (version 1.60) which will be released tomorrow (4th February 2014) which will add compatibility for the PULSE Wireless Stereo Headset.

In addition, Sony has announced a new Wireless Stereo Headset 2.0 which will be available from 10th February 2014 at £79.99/€89.99 SRP.

This new wireless headset for PS4 features 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.

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).

Sound modes that are specifically tuned to enhance the audio in your favourite PS4 games will be released on a regular basis. The first sound mode that will be coming soon to the app is being developed by Sucker Punch for 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.

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.

We'll bring you more information on the latest PS4 system update when it goes live tomorrow.

Edited On 03 Feb, 2014

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jay.hamilton 3 years ago
i am so happy, i just bought the pulse headset 3 days ago as i thought it looked better than the ps4 headset and this news comes out, really happy now yay
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3shirts 3 years ago
Really pleased about this. Only had my Pulse headset for about 3 months so good to know it's not out the door when I get rid of the PS3.
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jay.hamilton 3 years ago
and come on , they do look way cooler than the ps4 ones, same specs too so nothing lost nothing gained, apart from the ps4 ones dont pulse
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JoeToots 3 years ago
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
That is a real good price
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jay.hamilton 3 years ago
yeah but thats crazy money for a headset lol, bloody beautiful though
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RTLF 3 years ago
Definitely getting one of these, especially since it'll work on all 3 platforms... Will they be available on ShopTo?
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ocelot_johno 3 years ago
So when will these new headphones be available to pre order from shopto.net?
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GuardianUK 3 years ago
Please please please stock this. I have at least 2 friends as we'll you want this
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jay.hamilton 3 years ago
sony has confirmed the price, £79.99 in UK and available feb 10th which is mad as there is nowhere you can pre order them yet and its out in a week , very strange
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
It's not really crazy money, my PX5 Headset cost me £90 and my Jabra Revo headset cost me £35 ( It was on sale and I had a gift card )
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jay.hamilton 3 years ago
£249 quid for the pulse version of astro wireless headsets is crazy money when you have a wife and 2 kids to look after too lol
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Hymeleon 3 years ago
Good thing they're back to original design with whole and wide ear-hook (correct?). "Elite" Pulse's thing is horrible, it literally could left marks on top of your head...
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Gordino 3 years ago
Why no pre-order yet?
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Daddy, Daddy's Cool 3 years ago
Not sure if it was with this update or a previous one, however the one feature I'm glad they added was the beep sound for ejecting a disc. You'd be surprised how strange it is to not receive some kind of feedback for just pushing a button!

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