Sony has this week officially confirmed that the new next-generation PlayStation 4 games console will not support older PlayStation 3 headsets at launch.
The existing PlayStation 3 headsets in the form of the Sony’s own Pulse and Astro’s A-series will unfortunately not be compatible with the PlayStation 4 games console when it launches later this year.
However Sony has confirmed that they are working on a PlayStation 4 system update that will bring support to the games consoles for the older generation PlayStation 3 headsets to function correctly and be used whilst playing next-generation games.
When Sony starts shipping their next-generation PlayStation 4 game console later this year they will include a wired mono earbud in the box for gamers to use until such a time that the release of the newly updated system firmware. As soon as Sony announces details of an official launch date for the new PlayStation 4 system update supporting the older generation headsets we will keep you updated as always.
The new next generation PlayStation 4 console will be launching on November 15th 2013 in the US and slightly later throughout Europe on November 29th 2013. The Sony PlayStation 4 console is priced at $399, €399, and £349 depending on your location.
Source: Game Informer