The PlayStation 4 may not be able to use previous generation headsets

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Remember the kerfuffle when it was announced that the Xbox One would not be able to use any headsets made for the Xbox 360, at least until an official hardware adapter comes out? Not to be outdone, Sony’s PlayStation 4 will have the same issue. Game Informer is reporting that Bluetooth headsets that work with the PlayStation 3 will not work with the PS4.

If you have a Sony-branded PULSE gaming headset (or the elite edition of that product), you will need to wait for a system update coming in the future. It seems that those will not work at all at launch.

Any other headset that relies on bluetooth for chat will not work at all. If you have something that relies on USB for chat (like the Astro mixamps and Astro A50 wireless system), you’ll eventually be able to use those. An update will be coming in the future.

All is not lost! You will be able to use the DualShock 4’s integrated 3.5mm jack to listen to in-game audio. The PS4 also comes with an over-the-ear headset in the box, you just won’t be able to use your fancy Bluetooth unit to yell at your opponents.