PlayStation 3 owners who’ve been using gaming headsets that use a USB for their chat functions will be able to use them on the PlayStation 4, but not at launch. Sony will provide an update that will resolve the issue, which will also allow compatibility with Sony’s branded PULSE headsets. There’s been no specific date set for when the system update will arrive to provide this compatibly, but it will be within the next few months.
Sony added The PlayStation 4’s optical connector will still play game audio through its headsets.
Microsoft‘s Xbox One will require an adapter to allow compatibility with its microphone connector, whereas the The PlayStation 4 will be bundled with a mono headset. 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.