Bluetooth headsets will not work for voice chat on PS4
, Sony has confirmed to Game Informer
. This is in contrast to the PS3, which has enabled Bluetooth pairing from the get-go.
USB headsets will be a viable option for voice chat following an update, due sometime after the console's launch, and anything that requires a digital optical connection will play game audio. Owners of Sony's Pulse headset
will also have to wait for a future update, Sony says.
The PS4 will launch on November 15
. The $399 console, which sports a new DualShock 4
controller and optional PS4 Eye camera,
is currently up for pre-order through most retailers.