The PlayStation 4 will have limited headset support come launch day, GameInformer has learned. GameInformer asked Sony about what headsets will and will not work with the PlayStation 4 out of the gate and received a rather dismaying reply. At launch, the PlayStation 4 will not support BlueTooth headset, or USB headsets.
Additionally, the PlayStation 4 also won’t support Sony’s own line of PULSE headsets, not even the ELITE Edition that was released last year. GameInformer was told that compatibility for the PULSE and USB headsets will come with a future update while it seems as though BlueTooth headsets won’t be supported at all.
Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida was asked about the compatibility of the PULSE line of headsets to which he responded with the following “it will eventually work.”
After months of getting back and forth answers to this subject, it’s nice to finally have a concrete answer. As someone who was looking forward to using their PULSE Elite Edition headset instead of the packaged earbuds that come with the console, this is bad news. However, it’s worth noting that you should be able to connect the PULSE ELITE headset to the controller via the 3.5mm headphone jack and then turn on the headset as a rudimentary workaround to receive audio and chat with friends through the headset.
If you don’t have the PULSE Elite Edition headset, you could always use the headset that is included with every PS4 or plug in your own headphones or earbuds into the 3.5mm headphone jack to listen to game audio or voice chat audio.