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PS4 update 1.6 release with Pulse headset compatibility confirmed for February 4

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PlayStation Pulse headset for PS3

UPDATE: Sony has announced that the PS4 Update 1.6 will be released tomorrow, February 4 and bring increased headset compatibility.

As of tomorrow, you will be able to use the Pulse Wireless Stereo Headset, including the limited edition GTA 5 version with the PS4.

After the update, the original Wireless Stereo Headset will also be able to communicate with the PS4 for voice chat.

The wireless headset PS4 update will allow you to experience 7.1 virtual surround sound and voice chat with Sony’s next-generation console and all its games.

Sony also revealed that a second-generation Wireless Stereo Headset 2.0 would launch for the PS4 on February 10 for £79.99.

The new headset will feature 7.1 virtual surround sound, a noise-cancelling internal microphone and can be used with the USB wireless adaptor with the PS4, PS3, PC or Mac.

A 3.5mm stereo mini jack also means it can be used with the PS Vita and upcoming PS Vita Slim.

There’s also a Headset Companion App inbound, offering access to custom sound modes to enhance your gaming and movie audio experience on PS4 and PS3.

Sony Wireless Stereo Headset 2.0
Sony Wireless Stereo Headset 2.0

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Sony has reportedly delayed the PS4 1.6 update to February 22 in order to coincide with the Japan release date.

Many of you may be wondering when the PS4 1.6 update will arrive and the latest source suggests you’ll have to wait until next month to see it touch down on Sony’s next-gen console.

According to supposed PlayStation “inside sources”, the 1.6 update will arrive on February 22, just in time for the Japanese launch.

“Well it seems recently from inside sources that the update we are anticipating has a date. PS4 update 1.6 to be released on Feb 22, 2014 alongside the plan debut of PlayStation 4 in Japan. There will be talk about the headset soon but the update was pushed to the 22nd. I hope this little bit of information helps everyone out,” wrote official PlayStation Community poster ungodly0529.

The long-awaited 1.6 firmware update is rumoured to bring PlayStation Pulse headset compatibility to the PS4.

In October 2013, Sony confirmed that the PS4 would have limited chat headset compatibility at launch, with additional headsets supported through a firmware update.

Despite it being over two months since the PS4 launched in the UK and US, Sony has yet to deliver an expected release date for PS4 headset compatibility.

Currently, gamers have to use the mono chat headset included with the PS4 to communicate online with their friends, as existing Bluetooth and other third party gaming headsets will not work with the PS4 for chat.  

There are no other details as to what else the 1.6 update could bring, but we expect it will mostly be bugs fixes and internal software tweaks to keep the PS4 problem free.

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