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Silver Wired Headset Out Now, Far Cry 4 Audio Mode on the Way

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13w ago - Following up on their Gold Wireless Headset, today Sony Brand Marketing Senior Manager Anand Agarwal announced that their PS4 Silver Wired Headset is out now with Far Cry 4 Audio Mode on the way!

To quote: Last month, we announced the Silver Wired Stereo Headset featuring 7.1 virtual surround sound, custom audio modes and a retractable boom mic all for $69.99 (MSRP). Today, I am excited to announce that the Silver headset is rolling out to retailers now.

The Silver headset is lightweight with breathable ear cushions for hours of gameplay, a retractable boom mic for voice chat while playing online, and a remote control USB connector that allows you to connect directly to your PS4 to take advantage of the headset's built-in features, outlined below.

• Immersive 7.1 virtual surround sound
• In-line volume and mic controls
• Custom audio modes created by developers specifically for PlayStation games

As with all of the official PlayStation headsets, the Silver headset is compatible with PlayStation Vita and many mobile devices with the 3.5mm jack.

I'm also thrilled to announce that a Far Cry 4 custom audio mode is on the way for the...
 

Sony PlayStation Gold Wireless Headset Gets White Limited Edition

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33w ago - Following up with their Glacier White PS4, today Sony announced news of a PlayStation Gold Wireless Headset White Limited Edition version coming in September of this year.

To quote: "If you’re planning to get one of the stunning Glacier White PS4 consoles coming this fall, and you’re on the market for an headset as well, you might want to just grab one that matches.

Amazon [Register or Login to view links] a limited edition white version pegged for release on September 9th for $99.99. You can see the first picture above.

It looks definitely sleek. At the moment it appeared only on the US and Canadian branches of Amazon, so its availability outside North America is still unknown."


 

PS4 System Update 1.60 Incoming, Support for Gold Wireless Headset

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51w ago - Following up on the initial announcement, today Sony VP of Marketing John Koller of Home Consoles and Handheld Platforms announced that PS4 System Update 1.60 arrives tonight and includes official headset support for a Gold Wireless Headset out soon.

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Below are the details, to quote: Hello PlayStation Nation! The next system software update for PlayStation 4 (version 1.60) will be available for download beginning late tonight, bringing support for the PULSE and PULSE - Elite Edition wireless stereo headsets to PS4.

We know you've been patiently waiting for this update, which means PS4 owners will now be able to enjoy an enhanced gaming experience with 7.1 virtual surround sound and crystal...
 

Grand Theft Auto V Pulse Headset and Manager App Out Today

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71w ago - Today Brand and Hardware Marketing Manager James Olivier announced that the Grand Theft Auto V Pulse Headset and Manager application are available to coincide with the official release of GTA V worldwide.

Below are the details, to quote: Today sees the release of the much anticipated Grand Theft Auto V, as well as the release of the exclusive [Register or Login to view links] for PS3.

This headset includes all of the great features experienced on the existing [Register or Login to view links] such as BassImpact technology, virtual 7.1 surround sound and a crystal clear built-in noise cancelling mic.

In addition, the headset also comes loaded with a special Grand Theft Auto V Sound Mode. This sound mode enhances immersion by letting players use both sound and vibration to sense the impact of bullets, helping to locate incoming gunfire in hectic shootouts; as well as a vibration-based heartbeat to indicate low health, and additional effects to enhance explosions, crashes...
 

PS4 Virtual Reality Headset to be Revealed at TGS 2013

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73w ago - According to CVG (linked above), Sony is preparing to reveal the final piece of its PlayStation 4 hardware strategy at TGS (Tokyo Game Show) 2013 by showcasing a PlayStation-branded virtual reality headset for the upcoming PS4 console.

To quote: "It originally intended to reveal the headset at Gamescom but plans fell through at the eleventh hour. The company is currently weighing up whether the PS4 device should be pitched as a key differentiator for the console or a non-essential add-on.

The matter has been slightly complicated, but not derailed, by the growing industry support for Oculus Rift. Sony's device will be a categorical rival to Oculus, and for months there have been rumours suggesting the two companies are seeking a partnership.

A games developer familiar with Sony's plans, who wished to remain anonymous, told CVG that Evolution Studios is currently working with the device to simulate a cockpit view on its PS4 title Drive Club.

Another developer claimed the virtual reality headset resembles the 3D headset that Sony first revealed in January 2011. The head-mounted display will be available separately, like with the new PlayStation Eye, in order to keep the baseline PS4 price as low as possible.

In August, Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida suggested...
 
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