PlayStation 4 won't support Bluetooth headsets

USB chat headsets will work, but only after a post-launch patch.

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The PlayStation 4 will not support Bluetooth headsets for chat, Sony has confirmed to Game Informer.

Owners of previous-gen gaming headsets that use USB for their chat functions will be able to use their headsets in the PlayStation 4, but not at launch. An update will also provide compatibility for Sony's branded PULSE headsets, the company adds.

Headsets will still play game audio via the PlayStation 4's optical connector, Sony says.

Sony will issue a system update to provide this compatibility in the coming months, but would not specify an exact date.

The PlayStation 4 will be bundled with a mono headset, whereas Microsoft's Xbox One will require an adapter to allow compatibility with its proprietary microphone connector. The Xbox One headset adapter is yet to have a release date confirmed.

The PlayStation 4 will launch on November 15 in North America for $399, and on November 29 in Europe for €399/£349.

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