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PS4 firmware update 1.60 arrives today and tomorrow with wireless headset support

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Sony Computer Entertainment has today announced that the latest firmware update for PlayStation 4, version 1.60, is due to become available tonight (February 3rd) for North American users as well as tomorrow (February 4th) across European territories.

The update will add support for Pulse and Pulse – Elite Edition wireless stereo headsets:

“We know you’ve been patiently waiting for this update,” writes Sony on the official PlayStation Blogs, “which means PS4 owners will now be able to enjoy an enhanced gaming experience with 7.1 virtual surround sound and crystal clear voice chat with our official PlayStation headsets.”


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In addition, Sony has announced the Gold Wireless Headset, or the Wireless Stereo Headset 2.0 in Europe, for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 (and your PC) which will launch “later this month” in North America and on February 10th in European regions for $99.99 / £79.99 / €89.99.

Also compatible with your PS Vita thanks to an included adapter, the 7.1 headset feature eight hours of play (with a rechargeable battery) and is portable, with a “folding design and travel pouch make it perfect for playing games or listening to music at home or on the go.”

Both the Gold Wireless Headset and the PULSE – Elite Edition are compatible with the free Headset Companion App, which will become available on the PlayStation Store this month, allowing you to download “developer-created game modes that are specifically tuned to enhance a game’s audio,” starting with inFamous: Second Son in March.

Here’s a look at the headset in video form:

The PlayStation Gold Wireless Headset: How Games Were Made to Sound


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