PS4 will Support PS3 Headsets
More good news just keeps flowing out of Sony as the PlayStation 4 is going to allow players to continue to use their favorite, wireless headsets from the PlayStation 3. This is just another little bell and whistle that PlayStation fans are going to get to experience because many of you may not know this, but the PlayStation 3 headsets are some of the comfiest, durable, just all around most amazing headsets a gamer could have. The PlayStation 4 headset will probably have some cooler features than the headset for the PlayStation 3 but that will only be because it’s newer and if you can’t afford the new headset, now you have the ability to not be hindered by it, audio wise.
According to Shack News, “Wireless headsets designed for PS3 will continue to work with PS4, Polygon has discovered. This should be a relief for owners of Sony’s official wireless stereo headsets. With the headsets retailing from $100 to $150, losing compatibility with PS4 would have been a rather bitter pill to swallow. With PS4, Sony has embraced open formats for audio communication. PS4 consoles include a mono headset in the box. DualShock 4 controllers are all equipped with a standard headset jack that allows most headsets to work with the system.
Microsoft, on the other hand, has stated that Xbox 360 peripherals will not work with Xbox One. In addition, the company isn’t including a headset in the box, relegating chatting features to the bundled Kinect camera.” This is another hit to the gut for Microsoft fans and having been one myself for such a long time, I have to say that even though this is just a nice little feature, it might be enough (combined with the other problems) to push me over to the dark side.